Lyin’ Low In Detroit


I am sad to say this song was written after spending the night in a Detroit jail. One of the lessons learned was that there is no status, race, or religion when you’re behind bars, just an expensive lifetime membership to the devil’s country club called “shame”.

Lyin Low In Detroit Lyrics

They flagged me down in Detroit
A drunken two a.m.
Under flashin’ lights, I walk that line
And tried hard to pretend

But the man in blue is nobody’s fool
When he has to take you in
Just when you think your life is over
Sometimes it just begins

CHORUS:
Lyin’ low on the devil’s ground
There’s no way out when they lock
you down
And you are lost if you are found
Lyin’ low in Detroit on the devil’s ground

You’ll never feel as dirty
Until they watch you through a cage
As you climb between the bodies
In the darkness where they lay

And you’ll find that you don’t know you
Until they finger print your name
And the welcome ain’t so pretty
When you walk the hall of shame

CHORUS:
Lyin’ low on the devil’s ground
There’s no way out when they lock
you down
And you are lost if you are found
Lyin’ low in Detroit on the devil’s ground

BRIDGE:
It don’t hurt nobody
I can do just what I please
When blinded eyes get open
And you find yourself like me

CHORUS:
Lyin’ low on the devil’s ground
There’s no way out when they lock
you down
And you are lost if you are found
Lyin’ low in Detroit on the devil’s ground

Credits

Words & Music by Chuck White, Morgan Cryar & Tom Hampton

Vocals by Morgan Cryar

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