Emmylou Harris - I Ain't Living Long Like This Lyrics




You looked for trouble and you found it son
Straight down the barrel of a lawman's gun
You'd try to run but you don't think you can
You make one move and you're dead man, friend
I ain't living long like this
I can't live at all like this, can I baby
He slipped the handcuffs on behind my back
Then he left me freezing on a steel rail track
They got 'em all in the jailhouse, ain't they bay
I ain't living long like this
grew up in Houston off of Wayside drive
Son of a charhop in some all night dive
Dad drove a stock car to an early death
All I remember was a drunk man's death
I ain't living long like this
I can't live at all like this can I baby

We know the story how the wheel goes round
Don't let 'em take you to the man downtown
Can't sleep at all in the jailhouse, baby
I ain't living long like this
You live for angel, she's a roadhouse queen
Make Texas ruby look like Sandra Dee
You want to love her but you don't know how
You're at the bottom of the jailhouse now
I ain't living long like this
I can't live at all like this, can I baby

You know the story 'bout the jailhouse rock
Go on and do it, but just don't get caught
They got 'em all in the jailhouse, ain't they baby
I ain't living long like this





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  1. William Leather

    Waylon does it 10 times better ...& he wrote it . . . R.I.P. Waylon . . .

    pecvillian

    I do like Waylon's version the best. Waylon did not write this song. Rodney Crowell. did.

    William Leather

    @pecvillian>> OK ..

  2. Patrick Poulin

    Gta v my favourite song

  3. Kevin Devine

    I'm looking for the PBS show Soundstage version of this sometimes I can find it this time I couldn't .Any hints for a old duffer me and computers aren't overly friendly at times!!

    pecvillian

    Nope. I could not find it either.

  4. Neil Ladd

    Waylon must be smiling now.R. I. P. good man.

  5. önder Alpugan

    the legendary emmylou and never forgotten Waylon

  6. 1130196891 Segovia

    Argentina ciudadela - emmylou harris country music roots. 🎧🎶🎵🎶🎤💃💃😆👌😎👌🎵🎶

  7. 1130196891 Segovia

    DiegoRockabilly&CountryRock🎧 Argentina Ciudadela 🎶🎵🎧😆👌💃💃💃 great song country roots 🎻🎸🎻🎸🎻🎤 Great voice, Exelent voice song country🎧

  8. azmike1956

    Check out Austin City Limits with her & Rodney Crowell doing this song together!
    Somewhere a portrait of her
    is aging because she looks
    better than ever!

  9. attila podlussany

    wonderful!

  10. ChristianFreeman

    Gary Stewart recorded this song first - then Emmylou did it, then Rodney, then Albert Lee, then Jerry Jeff Walker, and then Waylon....

    pecvillian

    I did not know Gary Stewart recorded this song.

  11. Barry Henderson

    At last a super song with out a disliker

  12. José Abilleira

    Con estos videos,ya antiguos,puedo seguir la evolucion de una de las grandes de la musica USA

    pecvillian

    That is very true.

  13. Jeffrey Kent

    emmylou talented and beautiful

  14. centralparocker 888

    Fabulous version....!!!!

  15. skipwaytube

    Great video, Ron. Great RC song. It sounds more authentic when Rodney or Waylon sings it, but any tune Emmy sings sounds good.

    pecvillian

    @skipwaytube Thanks Skip. Glad you liked it.

  16. ♥Eden 宇山♥

    Great upload Ron ! Thank you for sharing !

    pecvillian

    @nylrede247amayu You are very welcome Eden. Glad you liked it.

  17. rimakuja

    Emmylou gives a great performance with this classic song ... agreat favorit :) Thank you my friend for your wonderful video :) Stephan

    pecvillian

    @rimakuja You are very welcome Stephan. Glad you liked it.