Who Sang L.A. Turnaround? Billy Joe Shaver

Billy Joe Shaver Old Five and Dimers Like Me cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1973
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 2:50
Stuck here in Los Angeles with a case of worn out souls
Totin' a bag full o' yesterdays and a mind full of donut holes
I been talkin' about leavin', but I just can't go
Los Angeles hang ups won't turn loose o' my soul

Cold Los Angeles women far as I can see
Losin' time a-makin' time with a country boy like me
I wanna go where that wind blows with a southern drawl
LA turn around, turn loose o' my soul

LA turn your big eyes out to sea
LA turn around don't look at me
Let me go home where I belong
Where the nights are short as the days are long
Where they're too busy livin' to think about dyin'
LA turn around turn, loose o' my mind

Sweet, sweet, sweet Virginia turning around in my mind
Used to be all over me, now you're somewhere behind
If I ever get back South, gonna shut my mouth
Try to turn the wrong side inside right side out

LA turn your big eyes out to sea
LA turn around don't look at me
Let me go home where I belong
Where the nights are short as the days are long
Where they're too busy livin' to think about dyin'

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Black Rose
  • 2 Old Five and Dimers Like Me
  • 3 L.A. Turnaround
  • 4 Jesus Christ, What a Man
  • 5 Played the Game Too Long
  • 6 I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train
  • 7 Willy the Wandering Gypsy and Me
  • 8 Low Down Freedom
  • 9 Jesus Was Our Savior and Cotton Was Our King
  • 10 Serious Souls
  • 11 Bottom Dollar