James Otto Lowdown On The Highlife

He played guitar in a honky-tonk band

He drank Jack Daniels, black label brand

He was the life of the party

Till they closed down the bar

In the eyes of a young boy, he was a star

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He’d say, “son, don’t you run down the roads that i’ve run

And don’t go and sing all the songs that i’ve sun

‘Cause this kind of livin’ takes its toll on a man

And through the smoke and the neon i saw it first hand

I got the lowdown on the highlife

Bust still here i am.”

The blues and the bottle held him under their spell

Took him to heaven and put us through hell

Well, sometimes I feel him up on this stage

His restless spirit

Still runs through my veins

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I got the lowdown on the highlife

But still here I am

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