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Country Star

This song is by Chris LeDoux and appears on the album Western Tunesmith (1979).

She opened up the letter
From Nashville, Tennessee
He said, "Hon, they like my music
The songs I wrote for you and me"
The boys and me just cut a record
And it could chart before too long
So it's gonna be a while, hon
'Til I can come back home

Yes, I'm gonna be a country star
And everyone will know my name
Ah, you know I love those bright lights
When I step on stage to sing
I'll be travlin' 'round the country
With a big bus and a band
So just keep the home fires burnin' while I'm gone
And I'll get home when I can

She said, "Hon, I hear your record
Aw they play it everyday
And everybody really likes it
So I guess you're on your way
But darling, please remember
We all need you here at home
And the kids all miss their daddy
So don't be gone too long"

Yes, I know that you're a country star
And everybody knows your name
And I know you love those bright lights
When you step on stage to sing
Just remember we all love you
And don't get blinded by the light
We'll just keep the homefires burnin' while you're gone
You know whe pray for you each night

After six long months of goin'
I guess the road just finally took its toll
'Cause his songs has lost all meaning
And he felt so all alone
Then one night in Jackson
He went out on stage to play
And the crowd stared at disbelief
At the words he had to say

I don't want to be a country star
It ain't the way I thought it'd be
Well, it took me such a long time to know
That it ain't the life for me
'Cause the days can get so lonely
And the nights can get so long
Lord, I think it's about time
This country star went home
Yes, I think that it's about time
This country boy went home


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