Moore, Kip - Guitar Man Lyrics




Well, I woke to the rise, sun going down
Stale taste of whiskey, still fresh on my mouth
Hot cup of coffee, smoke in my hand
Another day in the life of the guitar man
La de da

Well last night was a good night as I reached in my jeans
Crumpled up ones, a few tens in between
And a red head named Annie, she's still fast asleep
Made me make her a promise, she knows I can't keep
La de da

Time to fire up that two tone bucket of rust
Throw my amp and my case in the back of my truck
Breathing my freedom, windows rolled down
Forty-six miles till the next nameless town
La de da

Well, the place is still empty when I walk in the door
Stench from the beer, spilling up through the floor
Give a nod to sweet Lisa, she mixes the drinks
Life's been hard on her, but she's been good to me
La de da

Off in the shadows
Stands a stool and a stage
Where many souls before me were put on display
I take one last breath, time to pay some more dues
That won't add up to nothing but tips and cheap booze

Yeah, the fruits of my labor is when the crowd sings along
Nothing short of a savior, I go home alone
I'm an empty, faceless spotlight mic-stand
I'll getcha high, I'll getcha low
I'm the guitar man

Well they'll ask for more love songs and I'll play with a smile
To help them hold on or forget for a while
They can fill up that jukebox with a week's worth of pay
But it can't feel their happy and it can't feel their pain

No drums, no pianos, no sweet harmonies
It's all in a song and it's all on me
Won't find nothing fancy I'm a tired one man band
I'm the picking and grinning guitar man

Yeah the fruits of my labor's when the crowd sings along
Nothing short of a savior, I go home alone
I'm an empty, faceless spotlight mic-stand
I'll getcha high, I'll getcha low, I'm the guitar man yeah

Well I had me a pretty baby, thought she was the one
But she soon grew tired, this love on the run
Said she felt second, told me I had to choose
She's back in Georgia and I'm here with you

The end of the night, we'll all be best friends
Then strangers till I roll through town again
I'll yell out hey Lisa something cold in a can
One for the road for the guitar man

Yeah the fruits of my labor's when the crowd sings along
Nothing short of a savior still I go home alone
I'm an empty, faceless spotlight mic-stand
I'll getcha high, I'll getcha low, I'm the guitar man yeah
I'll play em fast, I'll play em slow, I'm the guitar man
Yeah





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  1. birdsofafeather 1

    This is a waltz! ❤💃

  2. Squiggly Squid

    This song is one of those tunes that paint a picture in my head. Helps me collect my thoughts and slow everything down for a few minutes.

  3. Barbara A.

    one year ago I bought his 3 albums. every Morning as I drove to work, I listened to this song first. it made me relaxing and helping me order my thoughts.

  4. Benjamin Kelly

    As an independent musician performing all around England, this is semi-autobiographical! Well done Kip for capturing the essence of musician life! :D

  5. Misty Campbell

    I LISTEN to your songs over and over

  6. Misty Campbell

    I LOVE YOUR MUSIC KIP MOORE!

  7. Akash Singh

    Salute to kip.... Wish kip could read it......

  8. charles brooks

    I love this song it's helped me a lot since I lost my dad almost 2 years ago to cancer

  9. Heather Contois

    I love this one. Always makes me think of Piano Man.

  10. Randy Irvan

    She's back in Georgia and I'm there with you. Best lyrics ever!

  11. Tom James

    Like a mix of Springsteen and Bingham. Like it.

  12. Randy Irvan

    This guy gets it ! The real deal !

  13. Daniel Groth

    Loving this song and just about every Kip Moore tune down here in Oz, pity our radio stations never play any

  14. Mike or patty Rhoades

    Good song!

  15. Heather Contois

    This song reminds me of Piano Man. I love it.

  16. Alice1blue

    U know its been a year since this album been out....and I still listen 2 it everyday. I run too the whole album and before I know I ran so far. Not a song of Kip Moore's I don't love.

  17. 1hunting

    One of the baddest songs out there. How is there not more views??

  18. Catherine Todd

    Mr. Love 'em and Leave 'em

  19. Catherine Todd

    Well, I woke to the rise, sun going down
    Still taste the whiskey, still fresh on my mouth
    Hot cup of coffee, smoke in my hand
    Another day in the life of the guitar man
    La de da


    Well last night was a good night as I reached in my jeans
    Crumpled up ones, a few tens in between
    And a red head named Annie, she's still fast asleep
    Made me make her a promise, she knows I can't keep
    La de da


    Time to fire up that two tone bucket of rust
    Throw my amp and my case in the back of my truck
    Breathing my freedom, windows rolled down
    Forty-six miles till the next nameless town
    La de da


    Well, the place is still empty when I walk in the door
    Stench from the beer, spilling up through the floor
    Give an eye to sweet Lisa, she mixes the drinks
    Life's been hard on her, but she's been good to me
    La de da


    Off in the shadows
    Stands a stool and a stage
    Where many souls before me were put on display
    I take one last breath, time to pay some more dues
    That won't add up to nothing but tips and cheap booze


    Yeah, the fruits of my labor is when the crowd sings along
    Nothing short of a savior, still I go home alone
    I'm an empty, faceless spotlight mike-stand
    I'll getcha high, I'll getcha low
    I'm the guitar man

    Well they'll ask for more love songs and I'll play with a smile
    To help them hold on or forget for a while
    They can fill up that jukebox with a week's worth of pay
    But it can't fill their happy and it can't fill their pain


    No drums, no pianos, no sweet harmonies
    It's all in a song and it's all on me
    Won't find nothing fancy I'm a tired one man band
    I'm the picking and grinning guitar man

    [Chorus]
    Yeah the fruits of my labor's when the crowd sings along
    Nothing short of a savior I go home alone
    I'm an empty, faceless spotlight mic-stand
    I'll getcha high, I'll getcha low, I'm the guitar man yeah


    Well I had me a pretty baby, thought she was the one
    But she soon grew tired, this love on the run
    Said she felt second, told me I had to choose
    She's back in Georgia and I'm there with you


    The end of the night, we'll all be best friends
    Then strangers till I roll through town again
    I'll yell out hey Lisa something cold in a can
    One for the road for the guitar man

    [Chorus]
    Yeah the fruits of my labor's when the crowd sings along
    Nothing short of a savior still I go home alone
    I'm an empty, faceless spotlight mic-stand
    I'll getcha high, I'll getcha low, I'm the guitar man yeah
    I'll play em fast, I'll play em slow, I'm the guitar man
    Yeah

  20. Zack Compton

    Best song on the cd

  21. Luisa Lucchini

    I found a treasure called Kip Moore 💚 If he could come to Brasil...

  22. Matthew Higgins

    Such a great song

  23. Katrina Schlotfeldt

    Love this song and that voice just gets me every time. Keep em coming. Actually bought the CD of this album and have it in my truck.

  24. Steve jackson

    What a great artist . Can’t wait for C2C

  25. Kyle Payne

    I hope we get a music video for this one soon. Would be great for the video to fallow the lyrics of the song.

  26. mrcovtree

    u need to come too the uk play in a few pubs quiet gigs sort of awesome to the bone

  27. Kevin Cummings

    i met him! He's amazing!

  28. Amy Van gorden

    Saw you at Driftwood Fest on Sun, this was last song you did. Amazing! and you for sure did amount to something, you're first love couldn't see what we all see. You're down to earth n super talented. Thanks for your music.

  29. luc gault

    Well, I woke to the rise, sun going down
    Stale taste of whiskey, still fresh on my mouth
    Hot cup of coffee, smoke in my hand
    Another day in the life of the guitar man
    La de da

    Well last night was a good night as I reached in my jeans
    Crumpled up ones, a few tens in between
    And a red head named Annie, she's still fast asleep
    Made me make her a promise, she knows I can't keep
    La de da

    Time to fire up that two tone bucket of rust
    Throw my amp and my case in the back of my truck
    Breathing my freedom, windows rolled down
    Forty-six miles till the next nameless town
    La de da

    Well, the place is still empty when I walk in the door
    Stench from the beer, spilling up through the floor
    Give a nod to sweet Lisa, she mixes the drinks
    Life's been hard on her, but she's been good to me
    La de da

    Off in the shadows
    Stands a stool and a stage
    Where many souls before me were put on display
    I take one last breath, time to pay some more dues
    That won't add up to nothing but tips and cheap booze

    Yeah, the fruits of my labor is when the crowd sings along
    Nothing short of a savior, I go home alone
    I'm an empty, faceless spotlight mic-stand
    I'll getcha high, I'll getcha low
    I'm the guitar man

    Well they'll ask for more love songs and I'll play with a smile
    To help them hold on or forget for a while
    They can fill up that jukebox with a week's worth of pay
    But it can't feel their happy and it can't feel their pain

    No drums, no pianos, no sweet harmonies
    It's all in a song and it's all on me
    Won't find nothing fancy I'm a tired one man band
    I'm the picking and grinning guitar man

    Yeah the fruits of my labor's when the crowd sings along
    Nothing short of a savior, I go home alone
    I'm an empty, faceless spotlight mic-stand
    I'll getcha high, I'll getcha low, I'm the guitar man yeah

    Well I had me a pretty baby, thought she was the one
    But she soon grew tired, this love on the run
    Said she felt second, told me I had to choose
    She's back in Georgia and I'm here with you

    The end of the night, we'll all be best friends
    Then strangers till I roll through town again
    I'll yell out hey Lisa something cold in a can
    One for the road for the guitar man

    Yeah the fruits of my labor's when the crowd sings along
    Nothing short of a savior still I go home alone
    I'm an empty, faceless spotlight mic-stand
    I'll getcha high, I'll getcha low, I'm the guitar man yeah
    I'll play em fast, I'll play em slow, I'm the guitar man
    Yeah

  30. Amber Taylor

    Just seen him tonight with Drake White and let me tell y'all something...these two definitely know how to put on a show!! This was his last song and this is a true definition of real country music.
    Bowling Green, Ohio October 19, 2017
    Awesome show Kip!! Much love ❤❤

  31. Evan Connors

    I haven't heard an album this honest, truthful and intimate since Springsteen's "Tunnel of Love" album.

  32. MsNessi87

    I'm from Germany and had to wait a long time for the new album. Guitar Man is my favorite song. Live sung however I like it better than the album version. Apologies for my bad english

  33. Alyssa Rockwell

    This song always makes me sad... When I found out what it meant I cried... It's so sad yet so good... Keep them coming Kip! We are all here! We all love and support you!

  34. Kerri Ferguson

    So much passion went into this song .. that's what I love most about Kips Music .. I can feel his love for music in every lyric/verse and every note played on his guitar .. thanks for the music Kip .. I wish you the best in your journey .. keep putting your passion into it and you will go far .. no doubt !!!

  35. Brett Mealey

    Unbelievable talent

  36. Jeremy’s Reviews And more!

    Great song

  37. Mean Dean

    kip Moore has that country folk sounds luv it

  38. ChannelX24

    Yes Finally!!!

  39. Alan Brown

    Such a Beautiful song, that sound is perfect.

  40. Ryan Muels

    love this song!!!

  41. Wanda Bates

    Music straight from the heart, sung with a whiskey-soaked voice.  Incredible song, incredible album.  This is what country music is, music that makes you feel something deep in your soul.

  42. Mary ann Guillotte

    And an amazing artist

  43. Sam G

    I'll see you tonight Kip for your Columbia, MO debut! Thanks for the best years of my life.

  44. Lyndsay Briggs

    Just like honeysuckle to a bee, Kip's music is sweet nectar to me. Lyrical masterpieces with tenderheart guitar chords. Slowheart is a gorgeous album, well done Mr Moore 🎤🎶👍

  45. Tamber Grable

    You hit it with this. This is Country Music. Good Job! Going to buy the album :)

  46. Kurk9

    Reminds me of a Billy Joel piano man....a lonely piano man! Love it!

    Assgard García

    Brittany B Ha ha "no talent Billy Joel" what a great joke.

    Kurk9

    Brittany B Billy Joel was a very talented musician as you can see by the music he produced and money he made in the music industry

    Kurk9

    Brittany B well many would disagree with you there. I take it you haven't really listened to much of Billy Joel's music to recognize the talent and appreciate the music. Have a great day

    Evan Connors

    Brittany B easy there Brittany, just appreciate the song. It’s evident in this album that Kip’s tunes are inspired by artists like Billy Joel, Mellencamp and Springsteen

  47. Amy Patrick

    oh my heart. again.

  48. Cynthia Valencia

    this man is awesome ... soul music

  49. birdsofafeather 1

    this one gives me goosebumps!

  50. Parker Nichols

    Finally, waited too long.

  51. Tiffany Snow

    Wishing YouTube had a replay button, right about now!!

    J LP

    It kinda does. Right click on the screen, check 'loop'.

  52. John Handy

    Been waiting for this song for a while this is a Real country song not all the disco funky beats and all the other crap thats on the radio today proof you don't have to have all the smoke and mirrors and dancing chickens just real words and a guitar!!

    Madison Hardin

    Brittany B you just mad because you a wanna be country gal.. he has a great taste of music.. get your pop ass music the fuck up out the country music comments. This is the real shit. Kip Moore speaks the damn truth. Gtfo.

    Madison Hardin

    Brittany B... um not shit..

    Madison Hardin

    Brittany B .. you aint to damn country thinking you can wear boots & daisy dukes to cover urself up. That isnt what country is. I was born & raised on farms.. always outside. Hunting, mudding & fishing everyday. i probably know more than you do about it. & to you i may be the ugliest person , i dont care what you call me. It doesnt affect my way of being , not for shit.. for you to think i aint country you got some shit mixed up. From the way you talk , sounds like you got that city slicking ass voice ... country isnt the clothes you wear or from where your from... its how you act & your way of being... you got boots and daisy dukes, okay so does alot of people... so do i... but alot of people know how to act for a country lady. You aint one of them. To get up of YouTube add me on snapchat & we will go from there... add me , "madisonbabes_03" So you can get yo CITY SLICKING ASS UP OUT OF THE COUNTRY ZONE WITH YO WANNA BE COUNTRY ASS!

    John Handy

    I usually dont reply to dumbass but Brittany bitch you dont know much about country music that comment about smoke and mirrors and dancing chickens came from a movie called Pure Country with George Strait! Thats real county you dumbass!

    Madison Hardin

    John Handy agreed

  53. Matthew Martin

    Finally!!!! One of my favorites. Loving this new album.

  54. Ben Dolph

    like the live version. but still incredible.

  55. Igor Ramovic

    a tribute to Billy Joel's Piano man? :)

    Igor Ramovic

    so i've been looking through some of your comments here. you need professional help. I'm just here to enjoy the music, and you'll eat your own sh*t when Kip gives an interview and points out the reference to Joel's Piano man...

    Igor Ramovic

    Brittany B you're fucking a therapist for a living?
    Well I guess they have a name for that, too :)
    Wouldn't wanna be on your session, though, seeing how negative you are.
    Cheer up, listen to some Billy Joel as well, he was a quality in his time, still is ;)

    Igor Ramovic

    Brittany B cheer up, not clear up. You dyslexic or something?

    Igor Ramovic

    Brittany B *i don't need to do anything...*
    Kinda sad when an outsider is more literate than you :)
    Peace out

  56. kaybird 99

    Kip Moore you NEVER disappoint <3

  57. Jimmy Ginger

    This is real music straight from the soul. Kip you are an inspiration for so many people. Keep on making music brother we need real music like yours.

    Jimmy Ginger

    Brittany B no there are some fake ass country singers who only sing it to make money.

    Kaye Andrews

    I agree. Love concerts as well as acoustic.Every song has meaning.

  58. Joseph Unruh

    Been so stoked for this album for so long, and it didn't disappoint. Fucking love Kip.

  59. JARS

    I want your record because of this song.

  60. Abby Lundgren

    These lyrics. So soulful. I love you Kip.

  61. meridith leigh

    Love the new music