George Strait’s ‘Every Little Honky Tonk Bar’ Lyrics Bring Memories of Neon Nights
George Strait's "Every Little Honky Tonk Bar" lyrics bring to life the feeling of, well, being in a honky-tonk bar and what a night like that brings.
Strait co-wrote the single with his son, Bubba, along with Dean Dillon. It be featured on the country legend's upcoming album, Honky Tonk Time Machine, which will be released on March 29.
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Strait recounts the story of how the dream team wrote the song in a press release.
"We were down at my ranch in south Texas writing and it was kind of towards the end of the night and we were pretty much done," he says. "I was tired and ready to go to bed, but we were going, 'Does anybody have anything else?' Bubba goes, 'Whiskey is the gasoline that lights the fire that burns the bridge.' And Dean and I go, 'What? Where did that come from?'"
"So, anyway, that’s how it started and we finished it that night."
Honky Tonk Time Machine marks Strait's thirtieth studio album. Strait co-produced it himself and will deliver 12 original songs along, with a cover of Johnny Paycheck's hit "Old Violin" and a duet with Willie Nelson.
George Strait's "Every Little Honky Tonk Bar" Lyrics:
Friday night, it's a given / We'll be L-I-V-N, livin' / We'll dance on the bar 'til we're sleeping it off in the car / Monday morning, it's a given / We'll be D-R-A-G-N, draggin' / And that's what happens in every little honky tonk bar. / Neon lights flashin' bright 'til you're almost hypnotized / Red dress, short skirt, gets it on 'bout every night / Comin' and goin', always rollin' with the flow / Bartender pourin' drinks, Código double shots / You think you're tall and bulletproof until somebody says you're not / Step outside thinkin' you're gonna show 'em you are / That's what happens in every little honky tonk bar.
Whiskey is the gasoline that lights the fire that burns the bridge.
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