Old Child Country Star

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



 

Down in Palacios drinking Blue Ribbon Beer
Smoking on a Pall Mall, hauling in his gear
Setting up a tip jar, that's a hollow as a drum
Back in 52 he almost made number one

He's an old child country star
He played the Grand Old Opry before he could drive a car
You may not believe it now he's 65
He's an old child country star
Got the twinkle in his eye

He was nine yrs old and the record man offered him that golden deal
Uncle Joe put his foot down said it was not ideal
They walked away from the table, did not sign that dotted line
Went back to third grade, thanks Joe, he did not hit big time

He's an old child country star
He's got a lifetime full of memories parked out in his yard
You may not believe it now he's 65
He's an old child country star
Got the winkle in his eye

Silver tones and steel guitars still ring in his ears
Black and white promo pictures fading through the years
That kid there in the photo, old timers deja vu
He signed autographs for little girls for their mamas too
If you would like his autograph he's got one here just for you

He's an old child country star
He played the Grand Old Opry before he could drive a car
The lady with the fruit cake said that he'd go far
He's an old child country star

That winkle in his eye, he's got one just for you
He's an old child country star, old timers deja vu

That kid there in the photograph is the old man in the bar
He's an old child country star