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Colter Wall – Sleeping On The Blacktop lyrics
[Verse 1]
Sunshine beatin' on the good times
Moonlight raisin' from the grave
String band playing worn out honkey-tonks
Pretty young thing going dancing in the rain

[Verse 2]
High heel lady spitting at the nickajacks
Business man with a needle and a spoon
Coyote chewing on a cigarette
Pack o' young boys going howlin' at the moon


[Chorus]
Hey darlin'!
Sleeping on the blacktop
Hey darlin'!
Running through the trees, honey
Hey darlin'!
Leaving for the next town
Less'n my sense catches up with me

[Verse 3]
Three dead in a crash on the number 4
Two witnesses below and up high
Not sure whose will be done
You can call me a sinner for wondering why

[Chorus]

Hey darlin'!
Sleeping on the blacktop
Hey darlin'!
Running through the trees, honey
Hey darlin'!
Leaving for the next town
Less'n my sense catches up with me


[Verse 4]
Corn liquor tastes sweeter in this town
Could it be it's the same as the last?
I swear I've seen ya face elsewhere before
Just as familiar as a bottle and a glass

[Chorus]
Hey darlin'!
Sleeping on the blacktop
Hey darlin'!
Running through the trees, honey
Hey darlin'!Hey darlin'!
Sleeping on the blacktop
Hey darlin'!
Running through the trees, honey
Hey darlin'!
Leaving for the next town
Less'n my sense catches up with me
Leaving for the next town
Less'n my sense catches up with me
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Sleeping On The Blacktop meanings

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    He’s singing about what he sees. Sunshine shining on good times means he’s reminiscing. A high heel lady spitting at a nickajacks is a lady in heels playing poker. Coyote is someone he knows that is grimy and a thief who is nibbling at his cigarette. Pack of young boys howling at the moon is just a group of younger guys having a night on the town. He sees a beautiful lady dancing in the rain and wants to take her running through the next town through the trees. By sleeping on the blacktop, he just means traveling. Lessen his senses catches up with him means that he’s picturing this until he comes back to reality and realizes it’s all a day dream/wish.
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    The above response is inaccurate.
    Nickajack is not a reference to a poker game, rather, it is an area of the Appalachian foothills, the woman in the song is likely turning up her nose to that area. Coyote is referencing a human smuggler, generally south of the border.
    Three dead in a crash on the number 4 with witnesses below and up high is a reference to a car crash witnessed only by God and the Devil (below and up high), no one else was around. When he asks whose will be done-he is a sinner because he questions that fact that anything besides God's will be done.
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      He’s singing about what he sees. Sunshine shining on good times means he’s reminiscing. A high heel... Read more →
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      The above response is inaccurate.
      Nickajack is not a reference to a poker game, rather, it is an... Read more →

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