Waylon Jennings, "Waymore's Blues"
you want to get to heaven you've got to D-I-E," sings Waylon Jennings
on this Seventies outlaw classic that showed just how slyly the legend could
rock. "You gotta put on your coat
and T-I-E." It's a simple couplet, perfect for mulling over in an
intoxicated state of mind: this is country, existential style. As the lore
goes, the track cuts off abruptly because an argument in the studio forced
Jennings to use a version of the song that never intended to be heard – so part
of the fun is not only enjoying his particular breed of Southern badass, but
also imagining what may have gone on behind closed doors. And if you can't use
your imagination while high, then what's the point?