Copperhead Road

Steve Earle


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Steve Earle
album: Track 1 in album Copperhead Road
release date: 1988-10-17
popularity : 17 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Country/Country Rock
length: 4:31
composer: Steve Earle
lyricist: Steve Earle

Album Information

label: UNI Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 039405000728
script: Latin

Cover Art

Steve Earle Copperhead Road cover art


sponsored links

It's likely your browser's cookies are disabled. You'll need to turn cookies on. We can only display part of these lyrics to any suspicious robots due to licensing restrictions.

Well my name's John Lee Pettimore
You hardly ever saw Grandaddy down here
He'd buy a hundred pounds of yeast and some copper line
Now the revenue man wanted Grandaddy bad
It's before my time but I've been told

Bought it at an auction at the Mason's Lodge
Just shot a coat of primer then he looked inside
I still remember that rumblin' sound
Heard mama cryin', knew something wasn't right
You could smell the whiskey burnin' down Copperhead Road
I volunteered for the Army on my birthday
I done two tours of duty in Vietnam
I take the seed from Columbia and Mexico
Well the D.E.A.'s got a chopper in the air
I learned a thing or two from ol' Charlie don't you know

Copperhead Road


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Copperhead Road
  • 2 Snake Oil
  • 3 Back to the Wall
  • 4 The Devil's Right Hand
  • 5 Johnny Come Lately
  • 6 Even When I'm Blue
  • 7 You Belong to Me
  • 8 Waiting on You
  • 9 Once You Love
  • 10 Nothing but a Child