Sin City
Dwight Yoakam Lyrics

This old town is filled with sin
It'll swallow you in
If you've got some money to burn
Take it home right away
You've got three years to pay
And Satan is waiting his turn
The scientists say it'll all wash away
But we don't believe anymore
'Cause we've got our recruits
In their green mohair suits
So please show your I.D. at the door

This old earthquake's gonna leave me in the poorhouse
It seems like this whole town's insane
On the thirty-first floor your gold-plated door
Won't keep out the Lord's burning rain

A fool came around tried to clean up this town
His ideas made some people mad
But he trusted in his crowd
So he spoke right out loud
And they lost the best friend they ever had


On the thirty-first floor your gold-plated door
Won't keep out the Lord's burning rain

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There's no one that can sing like K.D. Lang !  Nobody.  She's in class all by herself.  

Louise Rawle

But Dwight complimented her beautifully

Marva Custer

She can sing anything and sing with anyone

Jeffrey Strain

Singing with k.d. would be like a kid in a garage band trading licks with Keith Richards.

Brian Kelly

langsense hilarious. Get this. My hometown. I packed the quality inn with drywall lol. We were running the board Murph hurt his back. Lol. Sorry man ugh. Shuf at the buff. Heart of downtown. Dwight would love that bar. Too much of everything down there though Well no parking For the gang and the load out . Working mans bar Big. Low and slow. Around 17 yrs old we played shuffleboard and watched the World Series there. The Rock bar. The Windsor was half a block away. Too awesome. Wished I'd a caught Dwight and KD. But I am now Thanks cheers.


@Brian Kelly According to a book on kd, it was originally going to be performed at Buffalo Tavern in Red Deer, where kd used to hang out with friends. However, it was too run down so they filmed the special in Quality Inn, just down the road. It was filmed in 1989.

Brian Kelly

langsense thank you. P please. Ughm. When and where was this performed


Oops, just saw this comment. That's Ben Mink on the (possibly) mandolin and Greg Leisz on steel guitar.

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Faith Thomas

Oh my lord. K.D. sounds so beautiful singing country. To be fair, her voice is beautiful singing anything. Special and timeless...


I'm a huge fan of hers . Her music got me through some tough times. Her country albums are awesome. Shadow land is one of my favorites. Also torch and twang. Let's not forget angel with a lariat . All three are timeless.

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