I left Oklahoma, driving in a Pontiac,
Just about to lose my mind
I was going' to Arizona, maybe on to California,
Where the people all live so fine
My mama says I'm lazy, my baby thinks I'm crazy,
Gonna show 'em all this time
Now you know I ain't a foolin', I don't need no more schoolin'
I was born to just walk the line.
Livin' on Tulsa time, Livin' on Tulsa time
Well you know I've been through it, 'cause I set my watch back to it,
Livin' on Tulsa time.
Well, there I was in Hollywood, wishin' I was doin' good
Talkin' on the telephone line
They don't need my in the movies, and nobody sings my songs
I guess I'm just a' wastin' time
Well, then I got to thinkin', man I'm really sinkin'
And I really had a flash this time
I had no business leavin', then nobody would be grievin'
If I went on back to Tulsa time.