Streets of Bakersfield
Dwight Yoakam Lyrics


I came here looking for something
I couldn't find anywhere else
Hey, I'm not trying to be nobody
I just want a chance to be myself

I've spent a thousand miles of thumbin'
Yes I've worn blisters on my heels
Trying to find me something better
Here on the streets of Bakersfield
Hey you don't know me, but you don't like me
You say you care less how I feel
But how many of you that sit and judge me
Have ever walked the streets of Bakersfield?

Spent sometime in San Francisco
I spent a night there in the can
They threw this drunk man in my jail cell
I took fifteen dollars from that man

Left him my watch and my old house key
Don't want folks thinkin' that I'd steal
Then I thanked him as I was leaving
And I headed out for Bakersfield

Hey you don't know me, but you don't like me
You say you care less how I feel
But how many of you that sit and judge me
Ever walked the streets of Bakersfield?

Hey you don't know me, but you don't like me
You say you care less how I feel
But how many of you that sit and judge me
Ever walked the streets of Bakersfield?

How many of you that sit and judge me
Ever walked the streets of Bakersfield?

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Written by: HOMER JOY

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

ClassicTVMan1981X

I came in here lookin' for somethin'
That I couldn't find anywhere else
Well, I don't wanna be nobody
Just want a chance to be myself

I've done a thousand miles of thumbin'
Yes, I've got blisters on my heels
Tryin' to find me somethin' better
On the streets of Bakersfield

Chorus:
You don't know me but you don't like me
You say you care less how I feel
How many of you that sit and judge me
Ever walk the streets of Bakersfield?

(Solo)

Spent some time in San Francisco
Spent a night there in the can
They threw this drunk man in my jail cell
I took fifteen dollars from that man

I left him my watch and my old house keys
I don't like folks thinkin' that I'd steal
Then I thanked him as he was sleepin'
And I headed out for Bakersfield

Chorus: Repeat

How many of you that sit and judge me
Ever walk the streets of Bakersfield...?



All comments from YouTube:

Mary Gillenwater

Dwight always looks like he's having a good time, making his music more fun to listen to. Who agrees with me?

Jimmy_James Jams_A_Lot

NOT ONLY THAT!! I had a friend who was headed to Bakersfield for her son’s graduation, asked me if I cared to go along for the ride. I remembered THIS song, and thanks to this number, really, I was pretty excited to go! I’ll always be willing to go back to Bakersfield, too, if even for nothing more than the vibe of this tune! THANKS for sharing!

Mark Snider

I took 15 dollars from that man 👊🤠🤙 🐓🇺🇸💜

jimmy hoffa

I can't help but think of the role he plays in sling blade and it cracks me up!!

Laura Thompson

An ex boyfriend of mine was one of the most talented musicians I've ever met. He could have seriously been a star, had he pursued his music with purpose. But, anyway, he used to say Dwight was his favorite guitarist, because he plays "all twangy." 😊 That's what I think of when I listen to the incomparable Mr. Yoakum. This song is everything. 😻

CWirtz 18

The accordion is an underrated instrument

Brendan Sheerin

@Ms. Bowie i agree. Noel Hill is a master

Enrique Hernandez

@Rebecca Rosenberger Ramon Ayala the king of accordion 🪗

Enrique Hernandez

@Fred Ferd bass, accordion and guitar is the main ingredients for norteño music that is huge on young northen Mexicans.

Vera Mejia

@Caprise - Music bee gees

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