lifeblood: songs: lyrics: tonight i'm paying the rent


tonight
i'm paying the rent

i drive all night
just to sing in nashville
a couple of songs
at the bluebird cafe

i drive back home
on through the night dear
for a couple of dances
with my breakfast plate

i don't forget about that highway
when the lights in my eyes shine
and the talking in the back of the bar
honey i don't mind
if it don't feed the soul
it's still heaven sent
yeah tonight
i'm paying the rent

i seen a truck on fire
in the still of the night
and a car flipped over
i help the drunks get right
now i'm glad-handing
at the garden party
they bought the stage hell
they bought me

i don't forget about that highway
when the lights in my eyes shine
and the talking in the back of the bar
honey i don't mind
if it don't feed the soul
it's still heaven sent
yeah tonight
i'm paying the rent

now let me sing it for the one
forty acres and a mule
that i left back home
a crying baby too

squash on the vine
i know this lifes for picking
oh but this rodeo clown
hears the timer ticking

i don't forget about that highway
when the lights in my eyes shine
and the talking in the back of the bar
honey i don't mind
cause if it don't feed the soul
it's still heaven sent
yeah tonight
i'm paying the rent
tonight
i'm paying the rent

words and music by amy ray


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