Honky Tonk History

02:30
Sarah Barker
2014
John Cooper, Bob Childers

Story

 

As soon as I heard this song on the Red Dirt Rangers’ Lone Chimney album, I knew I wanted to learn it.  I love the authentic honky-tonk vibe, and it fits in perfectly with the classic country songs on this album.  I also love that it was written by our friends John Cooper and Bob Childers.  John told me this was the last song he and Bob wrote together, which makes it even more special.  It seems fitting that we close the album with this song, and if you listen closely you’ll hear a little something extra at the very end.

 

Lyrics

Sitting alone in my misery

Old Hank Williams got nothing on me

I’m making my own honky-tonk history

The whole world knows

What you done to me

Broke my heart and set me free

I’m making my own honky-tonk history

Honky-tonk history

Almost too blue to believe

I’m making my own honky-tonk history

Running from your memory

Neon lights and cheap whiskey

I’m making my own honky-tonk history

Honky-tonk history

Almost too blue to believe

I’m making my own honky-tonk history

We’ve all got stories we can tell

How our heaven turned to hell

We’re making our own

Honky-tonk history

Honky-tonk history

Almost too blue to believe

I’m making my own honky-tonk history