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Robert Earl Keen

Genres: Country

Levelland Lyrics - Robert Earl Keen

Flatter than a tabletop 

Makes you wonder why they stopped here 

Wagon must have lost a wheel 

Or they lacked ambition one 


On the great migration west 

Separated from the rest 

Though they might have tried their best 

They never caught the sun 


So they sunk some roots down in the dirt 

To keep from blowin' off the earth 

Built a town around here 


And when the dust had all but cleared 

They called it Levelland 

The pride of man in Levelland 


Granddad grew the dry land wheat 

Stood on his own two feet 

His mind got incomplete 

And they put in the home 


Daddy's cotton grows so high 

Sucks the water table dry 

But rolling sprinklers circle round 

Bleedin' it to the bone 


And I won't be here when it comes a day 

It all dries up and blows away 

I'd hang around just to see 


But they never had much 

Use for me in Levelland 

They don't understand me 

Out in Levelland 


And I watch those jet trails 

Carving up that big blue sky 

Coast to coasters watch 'em go 


And I never would blame 'em one damn bit 

If they never looked down on this 

Not much here they'd wanna know 


Just Levelland 

Far as you can point your hand 

Nothin' but Levelland 


Mama used to roll her hair 

Back before the central air 

We'd sit outside 

And watch the stars at night 


She'd tell me to make a wish 

I'd wish we both could fly 

Don't think she's seen the sky 

Since we got the satellite dish 


And I can hear the marching band 

Doin' the best they can, they're playing 

"Smoke on the Water", "Joy to the World" 


I've paid off all my debts 

Got some change left over yet 

And I'm gettin' on a whisper jet 


I'm gonna fly as far as I can get from 

Levelland, doin' the best I can 

Out in Levelland, imagine that 


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