Rodney Crowell's tale of a robber who buries his loot, serves his prison sentence and goes back to dig it up just to discover that it's been paved over by a new highway is funny, but it's pretty sad too. It's about a guy who's so down and out it hurts, doing his best to take care of his family but being despised by his children for his criminal ways. The song is lifted from Crowell's extraordinary 2001 album The Houston Kid, here in an acoustic version performed in Nashville in 2010. Please listen carefully to the lyrics. It's pure poetry!
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