Mark Chesnutt - Somebody Save The Honky Tonks Lyrics




I drove down to The Trap but the joint was closed
Lately they've been droppin' like Dominos
All of my favorite waterin' holes are dryin' up
Tell me is it too much for a man to ask
To hear Haggard and Jones sing CC Waterback
With the lights so low
And cold drafts will cost you one buck
Enough's enough.

Somebody save the honky tonks
The hard wood floor and the quarter jukebox
Where's the workin' man gonna go to get tore up
When the last one's tore down
Somebody save the neon lights
And the cinderblock shacks crossed the county line
Everyday another piece of history's lost
Somebody save the honky tonks.

Well, it's enough to bring a tear to a blood shot eye
Not knowin' where to go on a Friday night
To get down and get loud
And unwind from a hard day
Listen, we the people got a make a stand
Maybe write a letter to our congressman
Show some support for the drinkin' man
We can't wait, until it's too late.

Somebody save the honky tonks
The hard wood floor and the quarter jukebox
Where's the workin' man gonna go to get tore up
When the last one's tore down
Somebody Save the neon lights
And the cinderblock shacks crossed the county line
Everyday another piece of history's lost
Somebody save the honky tonks.

Why don't they take that ol' wreckin' ball
To the uppity bars, down at the mall
All I'm askin, all I want
Somebody save the honky tonks.





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  1. Creepin Low

    All the cocksuckers complaining about the music on the radio nowadays grab an instrument and put your money where your mouth is otherwise keep your opinion to yourselves to make music takes dedication , motavation and ingenuity

  2. linda Stewart

    Mark Chesnutt... Hell to tha yeah!! That made me wanna get my Honkytonkin clothes on and ..let 'er rip tater chip ! Love it !! Always love honkytonks and honkytonk music!!

  3. Country music Cattlerest-

    Reminded me of Lots of great times.Thanks for all the great memories!

  4. Robbie Stewart

    All You Younger Generation This Is Real Country Music Not That Florida Georgia Line Crap That's On The Radio Today

  5. oldenmcgroen

    This is my favorite MC album. Love this tune. This song is about our culture and the full court press to eradicate it. Don’t want to get too political but “whitey” better wake up and see what’s happening.
    Anyway, love the steel guitar. I could wear a groove in the hardwoods all night to this one.

  6. Thomas Fossati

    Ill tell you where this working man goes down in the field with a fire and a case of beer. Rather than 2.50 or 3 dollars a bottle.

    Jacob Hofacker

    Thomas Fossati my bar does dollars beer night twice a week still. If you play all the bars in the county you can hit dollar beer nights 4 times a week.

  7. Matt Brown

    THE PEDAL STEEL ON THIS SONG IS VERY STRONG. I SAW MARK LAST YEAR AT A SMALL VENUE AND LOVED EVERY MIN OF IT. I HOPE HE KEEPS MAKING MUSIC, CAUSE ILL BE BUYING.

  8. Join the conversation

    Now this is what country music is supposed to sound like. not that crap they are playing on the radio today. That S--T isn't country music it is southern Rock and sometimes it's not even that. This stuff needs to come back on the country Radio stations. I was DJ back in the 80's and we played stuff like this we were country radio back then

    Laurie Eades

    Join the conversation amen

    Robbie Stewart

    Amen To That This Is Real Country Music Not That Florida Georgia Line Crap That's On The Radio Today