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Uneasy Rider

Charlie Daniels Band
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I was takin' a trip out ti L.A.
Toolin' along in my Chevrolet
Tokin' on a number and diggin' on the radio

Just as I crossed the Mississippi line
I heard that highway start to whine
And I knew that left rear tire was about to blow

Well the spare was flat and I got uptight
Cause there wasn't a filling station in sight
So I just limped on down the shoulder on the rim

I went as far as I could and when I stopped the car
It was right in front of this little bar
Kind of a redneck joint called the Dew Drop Inn

I stuffed my hair up under my hat
And told the bartender that I had a flat
And would he be kind enough to give me change for one

There was one thing that I was proud to see
There wasn't a soul in the place except for him and me
He just looked disgusted and pointed towards the telephone

I called up the station down the road a ways
He said he wasn't very busy today
And he could have somebody out there in just about 10 minutes or so

He said "Now you stay right where yer at!"
And I didn't bother to tell the darn fool
That I sure as hell didn't have anyplace else to go

I just ordered up a beer and sat down at the bar
When some guy walked in and said "Who owns this car
With the peace sign, the mag wheels and four on the floor?"

He looked at me and I damn near died
And I decided I'd just wait outside
So I laid a dollar on the bar and headed for the door

Just when I thought I'd get outta there with my skin
These 5 big dudes come strollin' in
With one old drunk chick and some fella with green teeth

I was almost the door when the biggest one
Said "You tip your hat this lady, son!"
And when I did, all that hair fell out from underneath

Now the last thing I wanted was to get in a fight
In Jackson, Mississippi on a Saturday night
Especially when there was three of them and only one of me

They all started laughin' and I felt kind of sick
And I knew I'd better think of something pretty quick
So I just reached out and kicked old green teeth right in the knee

"You may not know it but this man's a spy.
He's an undercover agent for the FBI.
And he's been sent down here to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan."

He was still bent over holding on to his knee
But everybody else was looking and listening to me
And I laid it on thicker and heavier as I went

I said, "Would you believe this man has gone as far
As tearing Wallace stickers off the bumpers of cars.
And he voted for George McGovern for President."

"Well, he's afriend of them long haired hippie type pinko fags.
I betcha he's even got a commie flag tacked up on the wall inside of his garage."

"He's a snake in the grass, I'll tell ya guys.
He may look dumb but that's just a disguise.
He's a mastermind in the ways of espionage."

They all started looking real suspicious at him
And he jumped up and said "Now just wait a minute, Jim!
You he's lying. I've been living here all of my life."

"I'm a faithful follower of Brother John Birch
And I belong to the Antioch Baptist Church.
And I ain't even got a garage, you call home and ask my wife."

Then he started sayin' something about the way I was dressed
But I didn't wait around the hear the rest
I was too busy moving and hoping I didn't run out of luck

When I hit the ground, I was making tracks
And they were just taking my car down off the jacks
So I threw the man a twenty, jumped in an fired that mother up

Mario Andretti would sure be proud
Of the way I was moving when I passed that crowd
Coming out the door and headed toward me at a trot

And I guess should have gone ahead and run
But somehow I just couldn't resist the fun
Of chasing them all just once around the parking lot

Well they headed for their car, but I hit the gas
And spun around and headed them off at the pass
I was slinging gravel and putting a ton of dust in the air

I had them all out there steppin' and fetchin'
Like their heads were on fire and their asses were catchin'
Then I figgered I'd better split before the cops got there

When I hit the road I was really wheelin'
Had gravel flyin' and rubber sqealin'
And I didn't slow down till I was almost to Arkansas

I think I'm gonna reroute my trip
I wonder if anybody'd think I'd flipped
If I went to L.A. via Omaha

28/1/2015 - 04:13



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