Last night, I dreamed I went to Hillbilly Heaven
Oh, what a beautiful sight
St. Peter come up to me and he said
"Marty, who do you want to see?", so I began to think
I said, "Why don't you call up old Hank Williams and see if he's free?"
'Cause Hank saw the world from a Cadillac
And he carried them 'Lovesick Blues' right on his back, oh yeah
Sure as I was dreaming, sure as I was born
Around my neck came this long, skinny arm
And he said, "Howdy, Hoss, my name is Hank
Now what brings you here? ", so I began to think
I said "Hank, brother, you've seen it all
You've seen 'em come and go, you've seen 'em rise and fall
And right now, country music's got more singers
Than I believe I've ever seen"
"So many people got to follow out their dream
But I feel different", I said, "'Cause I'm a natural born cat
I'm country to the bone, but I don't wear no hat"
Oh, no, two three
Said, "I started with Lester back in '72
All I want to be was a little different like him and you"
He said, "Whoa, now, it just takes a little longer to make it
If you're different, I guess
But you just sing what's in your heart and God's gonna do the rest
Just be what you are at all times
And just tell the folks out there the truth
And that ain't gonna cost you a dime
But now, if you plan to be different, son, you're just rolling the dice
And you know you ain't the first one to pay that price
'Cause there was me and Elvis and there was Bocephus too
There was Waylon and Willie and there was Bill Monroe
And I guess you know all about ol' Johnny Cash
And I think what the world needs right now is a Jumpin' Jack Flash"
Up in Hillbilly Heaven, I saw Keith Whitley, I saw Patsy Cline
I saw Reba Mcentire's band, they were all friends of mine
And I began to tremble and I began look
I knew I was dreaming, but I just couldn't wake up
Then out of nowhere, came this long Cadillac
The driver said, "Come on now, Hank we gotta take you back
Thirty minutes before your next show
We're running behind so we gotta go"
He said, "Marty, I tell you what you do
You just go on back down there and you make us proud
And remember, wherever you go
There's a little Hillbilly in every crowd"
And he got in that old car and he drove off slow
But right here, is what he said before he shut that door
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