Can I Smoke In Here? Lyrics

by Ry Cooder

Can I smoke in here Can I sit down
Am I bothering you Are you alone
Is my tie on straight Do you rate me polite
Do I need a shave Do I seem alright
Names don't matter mine's Kash Buk No it's true
Go ahead and laugh it's good for you
What's that you're drinking I like your smile you know
Hey Mister Bartender please don't be so slow
I think we got a lot in common
That's my brand wouldn't trade it for the world
We're about the same age on the outside
Inside I'm a thousand years old
Is this your room I can't do 60 like I once could
Bet you didn't know I was that hot
You didn't know I was that good
You got nothing to fear can I smoke in here?
Steel player friend of mine lived right down the hall
These walls are thin nobody heard him fall
Last of the best without a shadow of a doubt
Hi-Lo shag's the last thing he saw before it all faded out
What's that you say? life is like a low budget movie
slow down there honey you lost me that time
We all took less then it closed
Truest thing you said all night That's a laugh
You can write it on my epitaph
See you in heaven or next time whichever's first
I ain't USDA prime God knows you've seen worse
Just tell St. Peter at the Golden Gate
I won't be late but let me get this straight
Can I get a beer can I smoke in here