Hey, hey, Mr. Government Man,
I'm just a poor boy doin' the best that I can
I've been stepped upon and pushed around, yes, I have
You can tie me up, but never tie me down

Well, I was drivin' around, tryin' to find a place
To get a beer and some cigarettes
Pullin' up behind me, not afraid to flirt
There's a girl in a red Corvette

I saw in her face that she wanted to race
So I let my car out of jail
Man, I blew it, before I knew it
The Feds were on my tail

I knew it were trouble, but didn't wanna stop
I couldn't forget that girl
My dashboard slick from alcohol
And my head still in a whirl

Just a country boy in the city lights
Tryin' to have some fun
But the Man behind me didn't wanna play
He pulled out a gun

Hey, hey, Mr. Government Man...

Well, I had it comin', I hit the wall
And my car went up in flames
My head got hammered, thrown in the slammer
No one but me to blame

That's my story, ain't much glory
But I know I paid my dues
One thing I know in my heart and soul
I ain't never gonna lose

Hey, hey, Mr. Government Man...

They say I might be goin' crazy
Hey, what else can I do?
Hey, my, my

Hey, hey, Mr. Government Man...

Hey, hey, Mr. Government Man
Don't you push me around no more
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