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​Monroe Suede

This song is by Ashley Monroe and appears on the album Like a Rose (2013).

Original video
Mama played piano in a Pentecostal church
Starin' them snakes in the eye
Daddy died drunk, left us all in a lurch
Hell, I did what I did to get by
I did what I did to get by

A third grade education won't bring you no luck
When you're lookin' for a way to get paid
Turned fourteen and stole a pickup truck
Couldn't make it on minimum wage
Couldn't make it on minimum wage

Well, I almost got caught in Tulsa town
I had me one foot in the grave
Ah, they're gonna die tryin' to track me down
But they'll never catch Monroe Suede
No, they'll never catch Monroe Suede

Well, you can't stay long when you're livin' on the run
And the high sheriff's lookin' for you
Never shot nobody with a loaded gun
But I found me a lover or two

Well, I almost got caught in Tulsa town
I had me one foot in the grave
Ah, they're gonna die tryin' to track me down
But they'll never catch Monroe Suede
No, they'll never catch Monroe Suede

Mama still plays piano in the same ol' church
Helpin' them sinners get saved
Daddy died drunk, left us all in the lurch
And they call me Monroe Suede

Well, I almost got caught in Tulsa town
I had me one foot in the grave
Oh, they're gonna die tryin' to track me down
But they'll never catch Monroe Suede
No, they'll never catch Monroe Suede
They'll never catch Monroe Suede

Written by:

Vince Gill; Ashley Monroe Wikipedia16

Produced by:

Vince Gill; Justin Niebank

Trivia:

This song refers to Tulsa, Oklahoma Wikipedia16, to Pentecostalism Wikipedia16, and to the practice of Snake handling Wikipedia16 employed by some of these churches.