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The Music Is Hot
written by John Hiatt

Sheets dance on the line
White as the clouds gone by
Screen door kicking time
As kids melt into the shine

And you're making your moves
Trying just to stay alive
The music is hot

WSM
On your transistor radio
A song about trains
You can hear that whistle blow

Waylon walks the line
Merle's mama tries to tell him so
The music is hot

You got a story 'bout twenty miles long
You got a tune like a number one song
You got the sweat like the shirt off my back
You got the heart let me open it a crack

Fiddles and steel takin you higher
Passed cotton fields and telephone wires
Out to the church and the gospel choir
And you're gone

Sun going down
You're scrounging to feed the dog
You're wearing a dress
You saw in a catalog

The crickets have started
To sing with those old bull frogs
The music is hot

You tuck in the kids
And think of a nice long bath
You notice your mom
Staring back from a photograph

Quick as you turn
You're pretty sure you hear her laugh
The music is hot

You got a story 'bout twenty miles long
You got a tune like a number one song
You got the sweat like the shirt off my back
You got the heart let me open it a crack

Fiddles and steel takin' you higher
Passed cotton fields and telephone wires
Beyond the church and the gospel choir
And you're gone