All my ex's live in Texas, And Texas is a place I'd dearly love to be. But all my ex's live in Texas And that's why I hang my hat in Tennessee.
Rosanna's down in Texarcana; wanted me to push her broom, And sweet Ilene's in Abilene; she forgot I hung the moon, And Allison in Galveston somehow lost her sanity, And Dimples who now lives in Temple's got the law lookin' for me.
I remember that old Frio river where I learned to swim. And it brings to mind another time where I wore my welcome thin. My transcendental meditation, I go there each night, But I always come back to myself long before daylight.
Some folks think I'm hidin', It's been rumored that I died, But I'm alive and well in Tennessee.