Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett - Truckstop Salvation

By: Jimmy Buffett

1970

Straight-laced leather-faced he rolled

In like he owned the two-bit town

Dollar bills bulging from his bell-bottomed jeans

The population they gathered 'round

Nothing this exciting since a fertilizer truck

Blew a front tire and landed in the creek

Everybody talkin' everybody strainin'

Tryin' to get a little peek

Chorus:

It's just the world they'll never know

Not a country fair side show

Reality they'll somehow never see

He's what they've tried to kill

With their Bibles and their stills

But he's not weird just a man that's bein' free

Payin' for the gas he wickedly shouted thanks

And continued on his journey all once again

Just about the time a siren fast-approached and

The pot bellied sheriff he whizzed right in

With his self inflicted grammar started shoutin'

Accusations at the long haired greasy looking ape

While a local D.J. from the fifty watt station got

The whole damn thing on tape

Chorus:

It's just the world they'll never know

Not a country fair side show

Reality they'll somehow never see

He's what they've tried to kill

With their Bibles and their stills

But he's not weird just a man that's bein' free

The holy roller preacher told the eager congregation

That the devil had passed right through their nest

But the teenage girls with their locks in curls were

A talkin' 'bout that hair upon his chest

Now the kids got their cookies while the preacher

Saved some souls and the story spread to everyone in sight

Commotion was the word and everybody heard

He was gone before the night

Chorus:

It's just the world they'll never know

Not a country fair side show

Reality they'll somehow never see

He's what they've tried to kill

With their Bibles and their stills

But he's not weird just a man that's bein' free

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