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Lost Highway Saloon Song Lyrics and Chords

 

Lost Highway Saloon Song Lyrics and Chords by Johnny Bush

 

Lost Highway Saloon
Recorded by Johnny Bush
Written by Brian Burns
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On a dark deserted highway in  
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the southwest Texas hills
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I grew tired of the journey and the  
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rollin' of the wheels
 
So I  
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pulled off to the roadside there be
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neath the midnight moon
 
By  
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flashing neon  
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remnants that read The  
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Lost Highway  
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Saloon
 
I walked into the rundown ruins time had  
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left around the bend
 
An  
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old man in a worn out hat  
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smiled and said come in
 
I dropped a  
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nickel in the jukebox while the  
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old man drew my beer
 
And I  
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let the sound of the music drown the  
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road noise from my  
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ears
 
Hank  
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Williams sang a  
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sad one as I  
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sat back down a
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gain
 
Then I  
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heard a host of  
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other ghostly  
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voices joining  
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in
 
There's wa
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s Ernest Webb an
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d Lefty in a
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n old familia
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tune
 
Playin€
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™ on the haunte
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d jukebox at th
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e Lost Hi
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ghway 
 
 
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Saloon
 
There were people all around me where  
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there was no one before
 
And the  
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clicking of their boot heels rambled  
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through the old dance floor
 
The room was  
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filled with smoke and laughter  
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Bob Wills fiddle  
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played
 
Tommy  
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Duncan sang and the Texas Playboys  
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played the night  
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away
 
I  
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listened to the  
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songs I knew and a  
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few I'd neve
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heard
 
As  
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my heroes sang for  
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me that night I  
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hung on every  
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word
 
I could  
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smell the whiskey  
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on Hank's breat
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h and Patsy Cline
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€™s 
 
perfume
 
All  
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around the haunted  
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jukebox at the  
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Lost 
 
High
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way 
 
Sa
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loon
Spoken:
 
Then the music softly faded the laughter  
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slowly 
 
died
 
And the  
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old man tipped his hat to me as I bid him  
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goodnight
 
He  
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said you've come a long way son then h
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e called me by m
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name
 
And he  
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said you've still got  
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a long way t
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go
 
And  
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no two journey'
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s ever end the same
 
Many  
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times I've rode tha
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t highway lookin
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' for that pl
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ace 
 
again
 
But  
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there's only hills an
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d open fields an
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d soon the highwa
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ends
 
I guess our  
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time is like that  
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open road and  
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our lives are merely  
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tunes
 
Playin€
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™ on the haunte
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d jukebox at th
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e Lost Hi
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ghway 
 
 
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Saloon
 
So if you  
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see that light some  
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lonely 
 
night
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Stop in and hear the  
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tunes
 
Playin€
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™ on the haunte
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d jukebox at th
Dm 
e Lost Hi
G7 
ghway 
 
 
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Saloon

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Lost Highway Saloon?
- The song Lost Highway Saloon was sang by Johnny Bush.

 

Who is Johnny Bush?
- John Bush Shinn III (February 17, 1935 - October 16, 2020) was an American country music singer, songwriter, and musician. Nicknamed the "Country Caruso", Bush was best known for his distinctive voice and for writing the song "Whiskey River", a top 10 hit for himself which also became the signature song of fellow country artist Willie Nelson. He was especially popular in his native Texas.

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