amarillo highway lyrics – robert earl keen

i’m a high straight in plainview
a side bet in idalou
an’ a fresh deck in mobile
yeah some call me high handed
some call me low handed
but i’m holdin’ what i am the wheel

[chorus]
’cause i’m panhandlin’ manhandlin’
post holin’ hugh rollin’ dust bowlin’ daddy
i ain’t got no blood in my veins
i just got them four lanes
of hard amarillo highway

i don’t wear no stetson
but i’m willin’ to bet son
that i’m as big a texan as you are
there’s a girl in her bare feet
asleep on the back seat
and the trunk’s full of pearl beer and lone star

[chorus]

gonna hop outta bed
pop a pill in my head
bust a hub for the golden spread
under blue skies
gonna stuff my hide
behind some power glide
get some southern fried back in my hide

[chorus]

as close as i’ll ever get to heaven
is makin’ speed up old eighty-seven
of that hard amarillo highway

/ robert earl keen lyrics