TEXAS TYCOONS Austin Famous 1. Austin Famous Intro 2. Makin’ the Rounds 3. 66 Ranchero 4. No Wagon Wheel 5. Song About Itself 6. All I Never Wanted 7. Goin’ to Town 8. Wishful Drinking 9. Playing for the Man 10. What is Fantastic? 11. Austin Famous
Paul Minor – Vocals, Guitar Landis Armstrong – Guitar, Vocals Matt Eskey – Bass, Vocals Kevin Lance – Drums Matt Hubbard – Keyboards, Horns, Harmonica
AUSTIN FAMOUS INTRO Welcome to the show, we're so glad you're here in the home of Willie Nelson and ice cold lone star beer If we never go to Hollywood or Broadway who could blame us? What’s the point in leaving? We’re already Austin Famous!
MAKING THE ROUNDS I was playing in the band You danced to every song. I didn’t realize you'd been waiting for so long.
When the show is over I always take my time. I’m on the social ladder and got more rungs to climb.
Making the rounds, All over town Settin em up and knockin em down Looking for trouble Wherever it’s found Just a Man about town, Making the rounds.
Satisfaction seems so close Yet still so far away. If you just hold your horses We’ll be on our way You know I just can’t drop everything for you. This honky tonkin’ cowboy’s got a job to do
What’s the rush? We’ve got all night to drink and have more fun. Just keep sittin’ pretty until my rounds are done.
Later at the bar having one last round When the lights come up you’re nowhere to be found. I settled up my tab And made my way outside That’s when I saw the singer was giving you a ride.
66 RANCHERO Saddled up my 66 Ranchero took it down to Juárez for a ride got a room for one loaded up my gun didn't tell anyone I wasn't looking for fun.
She showed up in a ragtop Eldorado drove it down from Reno for the night Checked in at the Thunderbird and never said another word something may have occurred but I ain't never heard
Drove out to the indian casino at a reservation west of Santa Fe with nolaw to enforce with no sense remorse I put it all on a horse and nature took its course Now its time to get back out on the highway got no trusty rider at my side you can't outrun the past when you're livin too fast time was not made to last so keep your foot on the gas.
SONG ABOUT ITSELF There’s one in every jukebox An old familiar tune Whenever it starts playing The dance floor will fill up soon Written on the jacket of that old record on the shelf Stuck between the liner notes There’s a song about itself
I went to see Dale Watson at Continental club he said: now I'd like to sing you all a song I really love About a guy out on the road Doing the best he can and ordering up his favorite tune, it's called Truck Driving Man
I once met a girl named Melody I thought she could do no wrong We were walking hand in in hand And singing Bob Wills songs But then one day She left me on the riverwalk alone Now I shed a tear whenever i hear The Rose of San Antone
There’s nothing more romantic Than a dance in three/four time With the one that makes your heart sing And all your verses rhyme But never try to keep a love that’s longing To be free and be wary when they play That waltz from Tennessee There’s one in every jukebox An old familiar tune Whenever it starts playing The dance floor will fill up soon Written on the jacket of that old record on the shelf Stuck between the liner notes There’s a song about itself
NO WAGON WHEEL When Bobby shot Billy down in Mexico He got the band together in the studio Strumming on a number just checkin out the sound that's how the wagon wheel started spinning around... Well he wrote a couple lines and put it up on a shelf Old Crow pulled it down and said it writes itself Then Hootie got a hold of it and made it a hit And now we’re never gonna hear the end of it
So fly with the Eagles roll me some stones, whip out some Devo, dig up some Ramones Sell your soul to the devil, but whatever’s your deal, for the sake of us all, don't play wagon wheel…
Scruffy little guy with a pencil thin mustache walked up to the jar with a fat roll of cash i said i'm really sorry sir but we just can’t but here’s a toe tapper by Brother Van Zandt
So play me some Eagles roll me some stones, whip out some Devo, dig up some Ramones Sell your soul to the devil, but whatever’ s your deal, for the sake of us all, don't play wagon wheel…
Riding on a white horse at the crack of last call, she goes howdy partner, i said ain't you a doll She pulled out a ukulele, I said play me a song and then we did the wagon wheel, all night long
So fly me some Eagles roll me some stones, whip out some Devo, dig up some Ramones Play your cards with the devil, but whatever’ s your deal, lay it all on the table, but don't play wagon wheel…
So roll me some Doobies, rock me some chuck, turn up some Skynyrd, crank some Rush in your truck, Blow your smoke on the water, do whatever you feel, but for the sake of us all, please don't play it, For the sake of a song don't make me say it for the sake of your soul, don't play wagon wheel…
ALL I NEVER WANTED why do we work so hard, just to prove our worth in the precious time that we have here on earth home late in the evening, and rise up with the dawn then we ask ourselves- where has all our time gone? we toil away our days with worry and with strife struggling to find any meaning left in life we keep pursuing happiness until our dreams are haunted we never reach the promise land, but still remain undaunted
Sit down at the table, let's drink to your health Don't sacrifice your freedom all in the name of wealth These self-fulfilling profits we're so happy to report until we're all just puppets with no visible support And if we ever find all the riches that we crave, we never realize they can't go with us to the grave For paradise is not a place where golden rings are flaunted All that Glitters is not mine, It's All I Never Wanted
PLAYING FOR THE MAN Talking to my brother just the other day he said that he was struggling with too many bills to pay, one after the other, He can barely keep the wolves at bay So many mouths to feed, he began to plead man there's got to be another way.
He said man where did you get that shiny new guitar? Here I am just trying to put gas in my old car. whats left in the tank won't get me very far Once I pay the rent, I ain't got one red cent, can't even tip the band down at the bar.
I said don't let the hard times ever get you down. There's so many rich folks movin to this town. some of them are searching for that Texas sound Whatever the demand, supply is close at hand that's what makes the world go around.
It don't really matter if you're living off the land. You might not be taking the trip that you had planned. You can always ask, a brother for a hand. At the end of the day, we all got a price to pay, we're all playing for the man. Now I'm gonna tell you where the real money is at. I went to work uptown, and now my wallet's fat. The blues aint just for poor boys, don't you understand you can make the scene, and get some of that green when you're playing for the man.
GOIN TO TOWN Over on the east side the dancers come prepared they spread the wax out on the floor and push back all the chairs It's clear they didn’t come here just to mess around better not stand in the way cause they showed up to get down
the joint is really hoppin, there's no end in sight what's the point in stoppin, we're gonna go all night tonight the rhythm section is really throwin down so climb on in, cause we're goin to town
So get out of that rockin chair and catch a ride downtown when you turn the corner you'll hear that crazy sound say goodbye to all your sorrow, misery and strife forget about tomorrow tonight this is the life
the beat is really thumping, goes right down to your shoes your heart is really pumping, gonna dance away your blues this is where your troubles are nowhere to be found, Drop in for a spin, we're goin to town so let the fun begin, we're goin to town
WISHFUL DRINKING I was sitting at the bar like lonely people do some guy with a guitar was reminding me of you It wasn't a love song, that was giving me the blues it was you could not accept, what i could not refuse
I told myself i wouldn't say those hopeless words to you but you can't ever tell, what wishes might come true I was floating on a cloud until I started sinking, drowning my sorrow, some might say, I call it wishful drinking
it's been such a long time since I wrote a song can't really say what's taking me so long I'm really not sure what I want to say to ya it won't be no masterpiece, won't be no hallelujah
now i've been walking round these streets until my feet are sore like a song that's on repeat til I can't hear it anymore one more drink might help me get this weight up off my chest before it puts me in a state of cardiac arrest i was doing fine, until I got to thinking, you might call it love in vain, i call it wishful drinking
WHAT IS FANTASTIC Doctor give me a magic pill for superhuman strength of will to get me back to the track i was on before
now my mind is on the run, looking out for number one, my self control goes walking out the door
and when I'm helpless to resist temptation takes me by the wrist and leads me down the path of least repentance
And then I wake up to regret another morning missed the golden sunlight fading in the distance
2 -in between the states of mind, the rational is far behind imaginary troubles I'm creating
So don't ask me what is fantastic i know these measures may be drastic to smile in the face of all the hating
i mean it more than i can stress, when i'm feeling powerless, in between the random fits of inspiration
if you prescribe the proper mixture you know I'll be a fixture, where they provide the transcendental medication
AUSTIN FAMOUS Welcome to the show, we're so glad you're here in the home of Willie Nelson and ice cold lone star beer If we never go to Hollywood or Broadway who could blame us? What’s the point in leaving? We’re already Austin Famous!
The tour bus was waiting behind the Paramount For another weary manager to make the ticket count Now they're back out on the road heading for another joint But I'd trade Caesar's Palace for one night at Sam's Town Point Austin famous is where I'm bound, Austin famous is my hometown you can call us freaks and hippies, or slackers it won't shame us, we know where we're heading, to a town called Austin Famous
We checked in at Hotel Vegas, we rode on the White Horse We fell down in the Hole, and still we stay the course Our local hero status is a badge that's well-deserved It's a proud tradition that must remain preserved Austin Texas is where I'm from Austin Famous is what I have become We might be domesticated but you could never tame us from this path we'll never stray, We’re the Austin Famous
We're all destined to be famous, Andy Warhol wasn't wrong but a lifetime in the spotlight might be a little long while everyone is trying to prolong their fifteen minutes some of us are happy to remain within our limits Austin famous is where I'm bound, Austin famous is my hometown If we never go to New Orleans or New York who could blame us? What’s the point in leaving? We’re already Austin Famous! Welcome to the show, we're so glad you're here in the home of Rosie Flores and ice cold lone star beer If we never go to Houston or Dallas who could blame us? What’s the point in leaving? We’re already Austin Famous