Who Sang All the Soft Places to Fall? Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson Pancho & Lefty cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1982
length: 3:34
composer: Leona Williams
lyricist: Leona Williams
Most of my lfe I've been runnin' around
Playin' and havin' a ball
And maybe I've been on a party too long
These mem'ries are fond to recall
You see we've got this thing
About women smokin' and good alcohol
Now I'm lookin' for a homelife
And clean smellin' sheets
And all the soft places to fall

The women we've known have been many
But they don't understand us at all
Though we've spent many a long hours
Hopin' some old love would call
Surely somebody somewhere still wants us
Or don't nobody wants us at all
We're lookin' for a homelife
And clean smellin' sheets
And all the soft places to fall

Most of our lives we've been outlaws
Slept with our backs to the wall
I'm a rambler I'm a seeker
And we're gettin' weaker
A whole lot more likely to fall
We're tired of the rocks and brambles
Those barbed wire fences and all
We're lookin' for a homelife
And clean smellin' sheets
And all the soft places to fall

Most of our lives we've been outlaws
Slept with our backs to the wall
I'm a rambler I'm a seeker
And we're gettin' weaker
A whole lot more likely to fall
We're tired of the rocks and brambles
Those barbed wire fences and all
We're lookin' for a homelife
And clean smellin' sheets
And all the soft places to fall

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Pancho and Lefty
  • 2 It's My Lazy Day
  • 3 My Mary
  • 4 Half a Man
  • 5 Reasons to Quit
  • 6 No Reason to Quit
  • 7 Still Water Runs the Deepest
  • 8 My Life's Been a Pleasure (I Still Love You as I Did in Yesterday)
  • 9 All the Soft Places to Fall
  • 10 Opportunity to Cry