Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks
Song Lyrics / Chart History / Artist Information

  • Written and originally performed by Garth Brooks (born Troyal Garth Brooks 2/7/62 in Luba Oklahoma)
  • The song was a #1 smash hit on the Billboard magazine country charts in 1990
  • The famous (or perhaps infamous) "alternate" third verse was added in concerts, but was not released on any studio recordings
  • On 12/10/05 Brooks married country singer Trisha Yearwood
  • It was the second marriage for Brooks and the third for Yearwood 

Other songs by Garth Brooks performed by Oracle

Song Lyrics - Friends In Low Places

Blame it on my roots, I showed up in boots,
And ruined your black tie affair.
The last one to know, the last one to show,
I was the last one you thought you'd see there.

And I saw the surprise, and the fear in his eyes,
When I took his glass of champagne.
And I toasted you - said honey we may be through,
But you'll never hear me complain!

'Cause I got friends in low places
Where the whisky drowns and the beer chases
My blues away...and I'll be okay
I'm not big on social graces
Think I'll slip on down to the oasis
Oh I got low places.

Well I guess I was wrong, I just don't belong,
But then I've been there before.
Everythings alright, I'll just say goodnight,
And I'll show myself to the door.

Hey I didn't mean, to cause a big scene,
Just give me an hour and then,
Well I'll be as high, as that ivory tower,
That you're livin' in!


(Alternate last verse as performed by Garth live)

Well I guess I was wrong, I just don't belong
But then, I've been there before
Everything's alright, I'll just say goodnight
And I'll show myself to the door

I didn't mean to cause a big scene,
Just wait 'till I finish this glass
Then sweet little baby I'll go back to the bar
And you can kiss my ass!

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Note that the lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band, who perform throughout the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC area. 

In a few cases we have taken some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.

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