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    "A Backstage Pass" Lyrics

    Johnny Cash

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    Hello, I'm Johnny Cash
    One night I had a backstage pass
    To a Willie Nelson show

    There were wackoes and weirdoes and dingbats and dodoes
    And athletes and movie stars and David Allan Coe
    There was leather and lace and every minority race
    With a backstage pass to the Willie Nelson show

    Kristofferson got an offer for a movie
    Promoters closed another deal or two
    Waylon got a call from his son Shooter
    And he went home the minute he was through

    I moved with the mob at intermission
    To the green room where you see who you can see
    There were has-been's and would-be's and never-were's
    Paupers, punks and millionaires and me

    And there were wackoes and weirdoes and dingbats and dodoes
    And athletes and movie stars and David Allan Coe
    There was leather and lace and every minority race
    With a backstage pass to the Willie Nelson show

    Hell's Angels blocked the traffic to the building
    In order for the beer truck to come through
    And waitin' in the wings to sing with Willie
    Were hopeful stars of flickering magnitude

    There was a singer Willie knew back in the fifties
    Who once paid him fifty dollars for a song
    There were women who once did and some who still would
    I heard one ask, "Did Connie come along?"

    And there were wackoes and weirdoes and dingbats and dodoes
    And athletes and movie stars and David Allan Coe
    Leather and lace and every minority race
    With a backstage pass to the Willie Nelson show

    I wish, you could've been there
    But maybe you were
    This song was submitted on March 10th, 2010 and last modified on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC.
    Written by Rosanne Cash.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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