Jerry Jeff Walker - The Man He Used to Be Lyrics

Jerry Jeff Walker Hill Country Rain cover art
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jeff Alan Silbar, Ronald Wayne Davis
release date: 1992
popularity : 28 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 3:31
Ron Davies and Jeff Silbar

So that's where my head was at, in a book and a funky hat
On the road with Kerouac, searching for the truth
Sometimes I'm amazed, looking back at a certain phase
Wet my thumb and I turn the page, oh, what was I trying to prove?

I just shake my head and I laugh, at a faded photograph
Of a total stranger staring back at me
Now there's no man stranger to himself,
Than the man he used to be

There's a closet full of worn out boots, skeletons and three-piece suits
A million hats and attitudes and very few regrets
And here I stand in faded jeans, an old t-shirt that don't say a thing
And who knows what tomorrow brings, it ain't over yet


No some folks get me confused, with someone they once knew
I know the guy they're referring to, but he ain't been round for years


I can see it in the eyes, it was a whole other life
Now there's no man stranger to himself
No man stranger to himself, than the man he used to be

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Rock & Roll My Baby
  • 2 So Bad Last Night
  • 3 Singin' the Dinosaur Blues
  • 4 Time to Stay Home
  • 5 Last Night I Fell in Love Again
  • 6 The Man He Used to Be
  • 7 Curly and Lil
  • 8 The Dutchman
  • 9 To the Artist
  • 10 Hill Country Rain

  • Album Information
    label: Rykodisc
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin