4th Place | “Sand In Her Shoes”

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4th Place
“Sand In Her Shoes”
Steve Tolliver
Saint Petersburg, Florida

She came down from Nashville, Tennessee
Bought a ticket to Miami
Hitchhiked to Cudjo Key
Made her way on down to Key West
With a suitcase and guitar
Now she plays every night
In them local bars

(Chorus)
She’s got sand in her shoes
She’s got holes in her jeans
All the folks in this island town
They treat her like a queen
She came down from Nashville
Just to make a new start
She’s got sand in her shoes
She’s got sunshine in her heart

Spent four years payin’ her dues
In that music city town
Waitin’ tables, playin’ for tips
Makin’ all the rounds
She knew her odds of makin’ it big
Were slim and that’s a fact
So she left one night on a Greyhound bus
Never looking back

(Chorus)

All the tourists in this island town
Say she could be a star
She’s got a voice like Patsy Cline
And she can really play that guitar
They say she should go to Nashville
They know that she’d go far
But she’s got sand in her shoes
Sunshine in her heart

(Chorus)

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