Chris Smither — Maybelline
Album: Call Me Lucky
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Released: 2018
Length: 2:50
Plays (last 30 days): 4
Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
You done started doin' the things you used to do

As I was motorvatin' over the hill
I saw Maybellene in a Coupe de Ville
A Cadillac a-rollin' on the open road
Nothin' will outrun my V8 Ford
The Cadillac doin' about ninety-five
She's bumper to bumper, rollin' side by side

Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
You done started back doin' the things you used to do

The Cadillac pulled up to a hundred and four
The Ford got hot and wouldn't do no more
It then got cloudy and started to rain
I tooted my horn for the passin' lane
The rainwater blowin' all under my hood
I know that I was doin' my motor good

Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
You done started back doin' the things you used to do

Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
You done started back doin' the things you used to do

The motor cooled down, the heat went down
And that's when I heard that highway sound
The Cadillac a-sittin' like a ton of lead
A hundred and ten half a mile ahead
The Cadillac lookin' like it's sittin' still
And I caught Mabellene at the top of the hill

Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
You done started back doin' the things you used to do
Comments (17)add comment
That gave me chills. Awesome reinterpretation.
Love this version!
Not good
Recent addition?  Not familiar with the artist.

{#Hug} Taking requests? Can we hear Trampoline next to Opaline? This version of Maybellie? Preceeded by Bodeans?

 

Brriliant.
I can finally understand all the lyrics. {#Guitarist}
Caught my ear - great voice, great guitar.  and something new!
Hey, that's a good cover. In its own way, better than Chuck's. 
So different from the original I wouldn't had guessed it if I hadn't heard the lyrics like 1000 times when I was a kid {#Jump}

Like it
I admire his ability to change it up so much, and I think it's good.
Wow. I like it! Nice reinvention, indeed, Bill!
So different... but I kind of like it.
 aelfheld wrote:
Was this necessary?

 
Yes.
...interesting cover.
Was this necessary?
Excellent little number