Small Engine Repair
Tom Russell Lyrics


I work right out of my own garage
I keep my own damn books
My wife′s up there in the trailer house, mister
She's 46, but keepin′ her looks
Your lawnmower's needin' it′s carburetor cleaned
Your air filter ain′t suckin' air
Leave it over yonder and call me in the mornin′
Small engine repair

Weed cutters and leaf blowers
Chainsaw rotors and lawnmower motors
One day turnaround, prices are fair
Small engine repair

I worked ten years for the water department
Ditch rider on a big white horse
Turn that wheel, you got irrigatin' water
From the mouth of the mother source
Catfish heads and windblown apples
Blowing ′cross the cotton fields
Back when farmers worked twelve hour days
And lived off their yearly yield

Weed cutters and leaf blowers
Chainsaw rotors and lawnmower motors
One day turnaround, prices are fair
Small engine repair

And if a man's heart was like a lawnmower engine
I′d a done pretty good in my time
Change the oil and keep the carburetor clean
And mow down all the problems of life

I was born right here on the edge of West Texas
'Bout a mile from the Rio Grande
Yeah, I done time, I can see you starin'
At the skull on the back of my hand
Now time ain′t nothin′ but a box of old parts
On a busted-up cement floor
Time ain't nothin′ but a muddy old river
Rollin' out my back door

Weed cutters and leaf blowers
Chainsaw rotors and lawnmower motors
One day turnaround, prices are fair
Small engine repair

Small engine repair

Writer(s): Russell Thomas G

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