I left Oklahoma, driving in a Pontiac
Just about to lose my mind

I was going' to Arizona, maybe on to California
Where the people all live so fine

My mama says I'm LAZY, my baby thinks I'm CRAZY,
Gonna show 'em all this time

Now you know I ain't a FOOLIN', I don't need no more SCHOOLIN'
I was born to just walk the line.
Livin' on Tulsa time, Livin' on Tulsa time
Well you know I've been through it,
'cause I set my watch back to it,
Livin' on Tulsa time.
Well, there I was in HOLLYWOOD, wishin' I was doin' GOOD
Talkin' on the telephone line

They don't need me in the MOVIES, and nobody sings my SONGS
I guess I'm just a'wastin' time

Well, then I got to THINKIN', man I'm really SINKIN'
And I really had a flash this time

I had no business LEAVIN', then nobody would be GRIEVIN'
If I went on back to Tulsa time