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Won't you scratch my itch, sweet Annie Rich
And welcome me back to town
Come out on your porch or I'll step into your parlor
And I'll tell you how it all went down

Out with the truckers and the kickers
And the cowboy angels
And a good saloon in every single town
Oh, and I remember something you once told me

And I'll be damned if it did not come true
Twenty thousand roads I went down, down, down
And they all lead me
Straight back home to you

We flew straight across that river bridge
Last night half past two
The switchman waved his lantern goodbye
And good day as we went rolling through

Billboards and truck stops
Pass by the grievous angel
And now I know just what I have to do
'Cause I headed west to grow up with the country

Across those valleys with those waves of grain
And I saw my devil and I saw my deep blue sea
And I thought about a calico bonnet
From Cheyenne to Tennessee

The news I could bring I met up with the king
On his head an amphetamine crown
He talked about unbuckling that old bible belt
And headed out for some desert town.

Out with the truckers and the kickers
And the cowboy angels
And a good saloon in every single town
Oh, and I remember something you once told me

And I'll be damned if it did not come true
Twenty thousand roads I went down, down, down
And they all lead me
Straight back home to you

Twenty thousand roads I went down, down, down
And they all lead me
Straight back home to you



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