Good Behavior

Recorded by Adam Carroll - Let It Choose You (2014)
Music and Lyrics by Owen Temple and Adam Carroll



 

He said you boys ain't the Opry and y'all ain't the Tennesee Three
It ain't no jailhouse rock, but it sounds all right to me
The warden said I feel like I've known you all my life
Would you be so kind as to sign this for my wife

     They let him out on good behavior
     They let him out on good behavior
     They let him out on good behavior
     Cause the show must go on

They let him out on work release and he played until the dawn
How could he play that squeezebox with a pair of handcuffs on
He played Jolie Blon and he sang Take My Hand
And I heard it sounded just as good as we practiced in the can

     They let him out on good behavior
     They let him out on good behavior
     They let him out on good behavior
     Cause the show must go on

He played the Lafayette State Fair, they heard him down at Beaumont Low
And if he plays his cards right, no telling how far he'll go
You know his orange jumpsuit was provided by the state
The sheriff puts his lights on so Wayne wouldn't be late

     They let him out on good behavior
     They let him out on good behavior
     They let him out on good behavior
     Cause the show must go on

He'll walk the straight and narrow and maybe it won't be long
And maybe when he gets out of here, he'll write us a song
He'll sing it two states over, for suffering fools like me
How three chords and the truth can set somebody free

     They let him out on good behavior
     They let him out on good behavior
     They let him out on good behavior
     Cause the show must go on