Junior Brown: The Highway Patrol

Forget that Bruce Springsteen guy, Junior Brown is The Boss. Love how he gets down on his hybrid electric and lap steel guitar and makes you forget that this is, technically, country music. Here he’s the Law and Order man, just a-doin’ his job, he’s the Highway Patrol. I’m not exactly a Law and Order fan, guys, but it is most definitely one of those very central cultural tenets (Werte, Glaubenssätze) in the States. BTW Bruderherz, have you got your driver’s license back yet?

Junior Brown, Highway Patrol Lyric, from the album Guit With It

I got a star on my car and one on my chest,
A gun on my hip and the right to arrest
I’m the guy who’s the boss on this highway
So watch out what you’re doin’ when you’re drivin’ my way
If you break the law, you’ll hear from me, I know
I’m a-workin’ for the state, I’m The Highway Patrol

Well, you’ll know me when you see me, ’cause my door’s painted white,
My siren a-screamin’ and my flashin’ red lights
I work all day and I work all night
Just a-keepin’ law and order, tryin’ to do what’s right
If I write you out a ticket, then you’d better drive slow
I’m just a-doin’ my job, I’m The Highway Patrol

I’m the highway patrol, the highway patrol,
My hours are long, and my pay is low
But I’ll do my best to keep you driving slow
I’m just a-doin’ my job, I’m The Highway Patrol

If you’re drivin’ too fast like you shouldn’t do,
You can bet your boots, I’m comin’ after you
If you wanna race then get on a race track,
‘Cause if you try and run away I’m gonna bring ya back
I’m here to keep all the speeders driving slow
I’m just a-doin’ my job, I’m The Highway Patrol

I’m the highway patrol, the highway patrol,
My hours are long, and my pay is low
But I’ll do my best to keep you driving slow
I’m just a-doin’ my job, I’m The Highway Patrol

I’m just a-doin’ my job
I’m The Highway Patrol


song of the week :-) englischlernen mit liedern

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Anne

Teaching English for business communication skills, writing online for learners, translating, sailing whenever I can, from Washington, D.C.

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