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Alex Whitmore: Music/Video

Never Gonna Get Texas Out of You

(Alex Whitmore)
©1998 Alex Whitmore twocapos music
NEVER GONNA GET TEXAS OUT OF YOU
Words and Music by Alex Whitmore

Well I wasn’t born in Texas but I’ve lived here most of my life
I grew up in those Texas hills and I married me a Texas wife
You know once you get in to Texas, you can do what you’re gonna do
But you’re never gonna get Texas out of you

Like sand from the beach, it’s gonna reach, deep inside you clothes
And the sound of the beat, it’s gonna creep, right down to your toes
You can get the hell out of Texas, you can move away to somewhere new,
But they’re never gonna get Texas out of you

Now the smell of the pines, it just reminds me of Houston and Conway
And that hill country air with the bluebonnets there, just make you want to stay
You can get on a plane to London, you might end up in Katmandu
But they’re never gonna get Texas out of you.

Like a dog with a bone, you’ve found a home, ain’t nothin’ gonna make you go
It ain’t no riddle, when you hear the fiddle, then you’re gonna know
You can get on a boat to China, or you can sail home to Idaloo
But they’re never gonna get Texas out of you

Now Big Bend’s a callin’ and the stars are a fallin’ on a night you won’t forget
And a panhandle woman on the dance floor is someone that you’ll be glad you met (oh yes you will)
You can get your wings in heaven or you can pay the devil his due
But you’re never gonna get Texas out of you