DAVID ALLAN COE lyrics - I've Got Something To Say

DAVID ALLAN COE
"I've Got Something To Say"
(David Allan Coe)

[Dedication:]
This song is for Jimmy Carter who wants women to be drafted and I agree. I think they ought to draft women too, at least some women, but not my daughters, or my mother or any of the women I know unless maybe my mother-in-law...

I've got something to say, boys
I've got something to say
Just as soon as I can find a way, boys
I've got something to say.

I was standing in a ally one dark lonely night
There were three or four shotguns wanting to fight
Now me and the devil we were seeing the light
Looking for someplace to run

And I said I've got something to say boys
I've got something to say
Just as soon as I can find a way boys
I've got something to say

I caught with a couple of friends
I was just slipping out, they was just slipping in
I was too hurt to laugh, I was to sick to grin
Watching the woman I love

The cop at the gate swore I was insane
'cause me and my pistol tried boarding a plane
Now we were both loaded and its hard to explain
How wed ever gotten that far

I was the first one to get the last laugh
When they said my son was to old for the draft
That's when the government gave me the shaft
Drafted my daughter instead!