Streets of Bakersfield

Buck Owens

About Streets of Bakersfield

"Streets of Bakersfield" is a 1973 song written by Homer Joy and popularized by Buck Owens. In 1988, Owens recorded a duet version with country singer Dwight Yoakam, which became one of Yoakam's first No. 1 Hot Country Singles hits.


Year:
1990
2:34
2,534 
#3

 Become A Better Singer In Only 30 Days, With Easy Video Lessons!

I came here looking for something
I couldn't find anywhere else
Hey, I'm not trying to be nobody
Just want a chance to be myself

I've done a thousand miles of thumbin'
I've worn holes in both my heels 
Trying to find me something better
On the streets of Bakersfield

You don't know me, but you don't like me
You say you care less how I feel
But how many of you that sit and judge me
Have ever walked the streets of Bakersfield?

Spent sometime in San Francisco
Spent a night there in the can
They threw this drunk man in my jail cell
Took fifteen dollars from that man
Left him my watch and my old house key
Don't want folks thinkin' that I'd steal
Then I thanked him as I was leaving, and 
I headed for the streets of Bakersfield

You don't know me, but you don't like me
You say you care less how I feel
But how many of you that sit and judge me 
Have ever walked the streets of Bakersfield?

You don't know me, but you don't like me
You say you care less how I feel
But how many of you that sit and judge me
Have ever walked the streets of Bakersfield?

How many of you that sit and judge me
Have ever walked the streets of Bakersfield?

 Watch: New Singing Lesson Videos Can Make Anyone A Great Singer


Buck Owens

Alvis Edgar Owens, Jr. (August 12, 1929 – March 25, 2006), better known as Buck Owens, was an American singer and guitarist who had 21 No. 1 hits on the Billboard country music charts with his band, the Buckaroos. They pioneered what came to be called the Bakersfield sound—a reference to Bakersfield, California, the city Owens called home and from which he drew inspiration for what he preferred to call American music. more »

(4 fans)

Written by: HOMER JOY

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the Streets of Bakersfield Lyrics with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Streets of Bakersfield Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 6 Feb. 2023. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/1042152/Buck+Owens/Streets+of+Bakersfield>.

    Missing lyrics by Buck Owens?

    Know any other songs by Buck Owens? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Watch the song video

    Streets of Bakersfield

    11.2M
    55,581     2,057

    Browse Lyrics.com

    Quiz

    Are you a music master?

    »
    "Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-far better Run, run, run, run, run, run, run away oh, oh, oh"
    • A. Pulled Up
    • B. Psycho Killer
    • C. Disorder
    • D. Uh-Oh, Loves Comes to Town

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Buck Owens tracks

    On Radio Right Now

    Loading...

    Powered by OnRad.io


    Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!