Texas In My Rear View Mirror Lyrics

I was just fifteen and out of control
Lost to James Dean and Rock-n-Roll
I knew down deep in my country soul that I had to get away
And Hollywood was a lady in red
Who danced in my dreams as I tossed in bed
I knew I'd wind up in jail or dead
If I had to stay

I thought happiness was Lubbock Texas in my rear view mirror
My mama kept calling me home but i just did not want to hear her
And the vision was gettin' clearer in my dreams

So I lit out one night in June
Stoned on the glow of the Texas moon
Hummin' an old Buddy Holly tune called Peggy Sue (Peggy Sue)
With my favorite jeans and a cheap guitar
I ran off chasin' a distant star
If Buddy Holly could make it that far
I figured I could too

And I thought happiness was Lubbock Texas in my rear view mirror
My mama kept calling me home but I just did not want to hear her
And the vision was gettin' clearer in my dreams

But the Hollywood moon didn't smile the same old smile that I'd grown up with
The lady in red just wanted my last dime
And I cried myself to sleep at night
To dumb to run to scared to fight
And too proud to admit it at the time

So I got me some gigs on Saturday nights
Not much more than orchestrated fights
I'd come home drunk and I'd tried to write
But the words came out wrong
Hell bent and bound for a wasted youth
Too much gin and not enough vermouth
And no one to teach me how to seek the truth before I put it in a song

And I still thought happiness was Lubbock Texas in a rear view mirror
My mama kept calling me home but I just could not, would not hear her
And the vision was getting clearer in my dreams

Well I thank God each and every day
For giving me the music and the words to say
I'd have never made it any other way,he was my only friend
And now i sleep a little better at night
and when I look in the mirror in the mornin' light
The man I see was both wrong and right
And he's going home again

I guess happiness was Lubbock Texas in my rear view mirror
But now happiness is Lubbock Texas growing nearer and dearer
and the vision is gettin' clearer in my dreams
And I think finally I know what it means
And when I die you can bury me in Lubbock Texas in my jeans

I was just fifteen and out of control
Lost to James Dean and Rock-n-Roll
I knew down deep in my country soul that I had to get away

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