Honky Tonk Singer

by Matthew Welde


honky tonk singers be singing the blues

cause honky tonk singers got nothing to lose

nothing to lose and bottle of booze

and a woman who’s left him with a bad excuse

honky tonk singers gotta sing the blues


listen here son they say round here the song is king

and although your luck’s run out and your chips are down

it really don’t matter how good you sing

you know it’s just a good song that will get you to the top of this town



I took that advice started writing my own

no girl, no truck, no place to stay

Music City, Tennessee well it’s a mighty fine home

when you’re rolling these dice and you're waiting on your song to play

cause i know where I’m going straight to number #1

i’ll be sipping margaritas in the summertime sun