Donna Opfer

Donna Opfer

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Country - Contemporary | St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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Member Since: 2003
   Last Login: 10/16/2019

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Story Behind the Song

This song pays tribute to traveling musicians who choose a lifestyle that many don't understand.

Lyrics

He tuned his old Gibson right next to the kitchen
Till he was called up to the mic
He said I finally got Jolene out of hock
And wrote this new song last night

Thank God for women who ain't after money
For coffee and trusty old cars
Thank God for strangers with stories worth tellin'
Holed up in old roadside bars
Thank God for Willy Johnny and Waylon
Small stages and heavy tip jars
And for music and beer and all of ya here
And thank God for pawnshop guitars

He sang of his mother and two little brothers
And how they all wanted him home
Did his best to explain how you can't walk away
From a dream that won't leave you alone

T'ward the end of the tune I looked 'round the room
Just as some big biker yawned
But the rest of the crowd got up and got loud
And we all started singin' along

CHORUS

He hung out a few hours made a few dollars
Sold a few homemade CDs
Put a buck in the jukebox played "Luckenbach Texas"
And left with a girl and Jolene

TAG
Thank God for women who ain't after money
For coffee and trusty old cars
And for music and beer and all of ya here
And thank God for pawnshop guitars


Song Length
3:02
Genres
Country - General, Country - Traditional
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Cool, Content

Subject Matter
Dreams, Musician

Similar Artists
Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Michael Parker and Donna Opfer
Music Credits Donna Opfer
Producer Credits Jason Wyatt
Publisher Credits Dream Power Music & Jeezus Virginia
Performance Credits Jason Wyatt