Listen To The Radio
Nanci Griffith
I am leaving Mississippi in the evening rain
These Delta towns wear satin gowns
in a high beamed frame
Loretta Lynn guides my hands through the radio
Where would I be in times like these
without the songs Loretta wrote?

(chorus)
When you can't find a friend
you've still got the radio
When you can't find a friend
you've still got the radio
Radio . . . listen to the radio
Radio . . . listen to the radio

I left a handsome two stepped good ole boy in
Tennessee
Now, he's sittin' on the sofa, lookin' for his supper,
wonderin' what's become of me
I've got a double-o-eighteen Martin guitar in the
back seat of the car
Hey, I'm leaving Mississippi . . .
With the radio on

(repeat chorus)

There's a moon across the border in the Louisiana
sky
I smell the Pontchartrain, I hear Silver Wings
then, away Merle Haggard flies
That good ole boy will find a Band of Gold
on the stereo
Hey, then my Mama's gonna call and say,
"Where's she gone?"
He'll say, "Down the road with the radio on."

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