Boomtown

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Toby Keith

Toby Keith Covel (born July 8, 1961), best known as Toby Keith, is an American country music singer-songwriter, record producer and actor. Keith released his first four studio albums—1993's Toby Keith, 1994's Boomtown, 1996's Blue Moon and 1997's Dream Walkin', plus a Greatest Hits package for va… more »

The people came here from parts unknown
Sleepin' in their cars 'cause they didn't have homes  Thought this place was the promised land
If you could roughneck, we could use a good man
Come on boy let me show you around 
You could make a lot of money here

Livin' in a boomtown 
We'll some build bars and big hotels  Downshift drive and the people live well
High on the hog and wild on the range  Pocket full of cash instead of chump change
This place kicks when the sun goes down
Ain't life great when you're livin' in a boomtown 
See oil was the blood that flowed through the soul
To keep a man workin' when it's forty below
 Relent to the devil in the cold cold ground  Trying to make a dollar here livin' in a boomtown 

Six short years the oil fields went
Rigs came down and the money got spent 
And the wisemen saved for a rainy day
The fools packed up and moved away
The hotels closed and the bars shut down
And it got real quiet livin' in a boomtown 
See oil was the blood that flowed through the soul
To keep a man workin' when it's forty below
 Relent to the devil in the cold cold ground  Trying to make a dollar here livin' in a boomtown 

Now the cafe's filled with people tellin' lies
 Trying to figure out how the town went dry
You can buy a house a dime on the dollar 
Need a good home just give me a holler 
I can move you in with no money down
 Still tryin' to make a dollar here livin' in a boomtown 
Livin' in a boomtown 
Livin' in a boomtown

Written by: TOBY KEITH

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Boomtown