The Late Great Golden State
Dwight Yoakam Lyrics


In the late great golden state
It's getting hard to negotiate
When you're one slip
From a grim fate
In the late great golden state

In the late great golden state
I don't do much
But I'm always late
I ain't old, I'm just out of date
In the late great golden state

I caught one last glimpse
Of The Palomino
When I drove out west
To see the purple sage
Then as canyons burned
And the mountains crumbled
The last cowboy band
Left the stage

No, I ain't old, I'm just out of date
In the late great golden state

I caught one last glimpse
Of the Palomino (Palomino)
When I drove out west
To see the purple sage (purple sage)
Then as the canyons burned
And the mountains crumbled
The last cowboy band
Left the stage

Yeah, the late great golden state
Is a nice place for a clean slate
But leave your expectations
At the gate
Of the late great golden state
'Cause they can pack you up
And send you home in a crate
Stamped the late great
Golden state

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing
Written by: Mike Stinson

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Comments from YouTube:

Dirk Laguna

For those who don't get the reference at the beginning of the video, google Archimedes and Eureka. The bath tub and the fact that California is "The Golden State" plays into the theme as well as Eureka being the motto for California. I don't know how much creative input Dwight had in this video, but it's far more intelligent than most of the inane drivel on CMT or modern "Country" music (i.e. - fiddle-pop)

Kathy Bradshaw

Well said

aditi banerjee

Oh Yes.. Ofcourse... Brilliant...

Skelet3n

I've been a fan of Dwight since 1986. I bought the Population Me album but this is the first time I even knew about this video! It's so awesome and hilarious! Love the intro! Why are people so dumb as to not see his genius?!? But then again higher intellect like Dwight can't be recognized because most people aren't that smart. The ones who are I salute you!

John Bell

Dwight's songs and videos are amazing come on world get on board.

Kathy Green

I love the intro to this video! I love to watch and listen to Dwight talk! I am fascinated with him.

bruce copeland

All his intro's are really cool in my opinion

Donna Ellen Henson

His voice is smooth as milk chocolate! I agree - love to hear him talk and sing - whole package for sure!

GeorgeBridgetower

Why has no one recognized this song as the herald, the standard bearer, of California's now inescapable slide into the dustbin of history?!?!?!

MrPotatoesLatkie

Looking at her as she got out of the tub, I said Eureka too!

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