I Sold A Lot Of Beer
I Sold a lot of Beer
(R Moore)


Well It hasn’t been a joyride but then again it’s not so bad at all
My dreams for superstardom got to mid-air and went into a stall
Rubbing elbows with famous never quite rubbed off on me
I got a lot of mileage from the things I got to see
No not much of a joyride, but that’s alright by me

Now the rhinestones and record deals that led here have faded all away
It took awhile to realize that nothing here can ever stay the same
All those legends driving Cadillac’s from down on music row
Are now sleeping out in Woodlawn or the Mother Maybelle home
Makes me wonder why it took so long, to finally let it go

I sold a lot of beer in Nashville and never saved a dime
I’ll sell a lot of beer in Texas and I’ll have a better time
If the foolish and the fortunate can be the best of friends
I’ll be drinking with my buddies in the end

Well I met her down on lower broad and pretty soon she was my only girl
I convinced her in two minutes she was living in a wonderful world
Showed her the finest garages and parking lots in town
Its a miracle or sympathy that kept her hanging around
So I married her on Wednesday, in my tiny Texas town

I sold a lot of beer in Nashville and never saved a dime
I’ll sell a lot of beer in Texas and I’ll have a better time
If the foolish and the fortunate can be the best of friends
I’ll be drinking with my buddies in the end

I did all that I could do here,
So I won’t be looking back when I am gone
All those wasted days an Broadway nights
Were just the inspiration for this song

I sold a lot of beer in Nashville and never saved a dime
I’ll sell a lot of beer in Texas and I’ll have a better time
If the foolish and the fortunate can be the best of friends
I’ll be laughing til I’m crying shootin’ pool and cheatin’ cards
Picking songs until the rednecks are all passed out on the bar
It will be just as is was when I started way back then
Drinking with my buddies in the end