Lyrics

From the Great Lakes and across the pond
I've been pickin and grinnin' in the Nashville bars. I put it all together where the Bluebird sang, tryin to feed a hunger that I couldn't retrain and

I've been playin every honky tonk and two bit bar, eatin' out of cans and livin in my car. I'm a genuine modern day troubadour and I'm knock, knock, knockin on Nashville's Door.

Night and night I take the show on the road. Ontario, Chicago and the Gulf of Mexico, well I've been tearin' up the highways, I show em' no pity and every road it leads me back to music city..

I've been playin every honky tonk and two bit bar, eatin' out of cans and livin in my car. I'm a genuine modern day troubadour and I'm knock, knock, knockin on Nashville's Door.

It's kinda like a rodeo or playin' roulette, A high wire walker without a net. There ain't no room for the weak or bitter and NOBODY likes a quitter.

There's a song on every corner down on music row... I might as well face it, mine they don't know, I'm gonna keep the fire burnin' on the pan till it fries or stick my head between my legs and kiss it all goodbye....

Cause I've been playin every honky tonk and two bit bar, eatin' out of cans and livin in my car. I'm a genuine modern day troubadour and I'm knock, knock, knockin on Nashville's Door.