Ryan Shurette

Ryan Shurette

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

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Cover band: 
No

Lyrics

Peanuts, Cold Beer and Merle

Written By: Ryan Shurette

Ten feet away from a jukebox
There’s an old wooden stool I call home
At the end of each day I cash in my pay
And I punch in them old Haggard songs

I hear she’s made it big in L.A.
While in Cleveland I’m still scraping by
But I make enough change off my minimum wage
I always find just enough to get high

Tonight here I am in this barroom
I think I’ll just stay here and drink
I’ll keep playing Silver Wings and Kern River
Gonna turn em up til I can’t think
I got nothing left to go home to
It’s like I’ve lost everything in the world
But I’ll stay alive if a man can survive
On peanuts, cold beer and Merle

I bet she’s out living the good life
Sipping white wine in her black high heel shoes
While I sit here alone hanging on by a song
Shelling out my last few bucks on booze

Yeah tonight here I am in this barroom
I think I’ll just stay here and drink
Keep playing Silver Wings and Kern River
Gonna turn em up til I can’t think
I got nothing left to go home to
It’s like I’ve lost everything in the world
But I’ll stay alive if a man can survive
On peanuts, cold beer and Merle

I’ll stay alive if a man can survive
On peanuts, and cold beer, and Merle