You say you’re not from Texas Man as if I couldn’t tell You think you pull your boots on right And wear your hat so well So pardon me my laughter ‘Cause I sure do understand Even Moses got excited When he saw the promised land
See I was born and raised in Texas And it means so much to me Though my girl comes from down in Georgia We were up in Tennessee And as we were driving down the highway She asked me baby what’s so great How come you’re always going on About your Lone Star State I said that’s right you’re not from Texas
Oh the road it looked so lovely As she stood there on the side And she grew smaller in my mirror As I watched her wave goodbye Those boys from Carolina They sure enough could sing But when they came on down to Texas We all showed them how to swing Now David’s on the radio And old Champ’s still on the guitar And Uncle Walt he’s home with Heidi Hiding in her loving arms
They’re OK in Oklahoma Up in Arkansas they’re fair But those old folks in Missouri They don’t even know you’re there But at a dance hall down in Texas That’s the finest place to be The women they all look beautiful And the men will buy your beer for free And they’ll say that’s right you’re not from Texas
So won’t you let me help you Mister Just pull your hat down the way I do And buy your pants just a little longer And next time somebody laughs at you You just tell ‘em you’re not from Texas That’s right you’re not from Texas
Even though i live in LA, I'm from Texas, the best state in this so called union. I moved to LA to pursue a career in acting. Meanwhile, i'm making ends meet cooking at the Country Kitchen off Highway 5.