It was released on August 6, as the lead single from his album No Fences. The two songwriters had given the song to Brooks to record as a demo soon before the release of his self-titled first album , when he was a relatively unknown singer. Enamored with the song, Brooks recorded the official version the next year. According to Earl Bud Lee, one of the song's co-writers, the idea of the song was born when he and some songwriting friends gathered for lunch one day at Tavern on the Row, a popular Nashville eatery. He was asked how he was going to pay for the meal, and he replied, "Don't worry. I have friends in low places. I know the cook. Some months later, Lee and Blackwell were at a party, celebrating a recent No. They began to talk about the dormant "friends in low places" idea, and "at that very moment, it all started to come together in a song," Lee said. Guitarist James Garver would add the name of the bar in the song, "The Oasis", after an establishment in his hometown of Concordia, Kansas.
Friends in Low Places Songtext
And I saw the surprise and the fear in his eyes When I took his glass of champagne and I toasted you Said, "Honey, we may be through But you'll never hear me complain". Hey, I didn't mean to cause a big scene Just give me an hour and then Well I'll be as high as that ivory tower That you're livin' in. I've got friends in low places where the whiskey drowns And the beer chases my blues away and I'll be okay I'm not big on social graces, think I'll slip on down to the oasis Oh, I've got friends in low places.
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Troyal Garth Brooks born February 7, is an American country music artist. His eponymous first album was released in and peaked at number 2 in the US country album chart while climbing to number 13 on the Billboard album chart. Brooks' integration of rock elements into his recordings and live performances has earned him immense popularity. This progressive approach allowed him to dominate the country single and album charts while quickly crossing over into the mainstream pop arena, exposing country music to a larger audience.
Blame it all on my roots I showed up in boots And ruined your black tie affair The last one to know The last one to show I was the last one You thought you'd see there And I saw the surprise And the fear in his eyes When I took this glass of champagne And I toasted you Said, honey, we may be through But you'll never hear me complain. I've got friends in low places Where the whiskey drowns And the beer chases my blues away And I'll be okay I'm not big on social graces Think I'll slip on down to the oasis Oh I've got friends in low places. Well I guess I was wrong I just don't belong But then, I've been there before And everything is alright I'll just say goodnight And I'll show myself to the door Hey I didn't mean to cause a big scene Just wait 'til I've finished this glass Then sweet little lady I'll head back to the bar And you can kiss my ass! All lyrics are property and copyright of their owners.