Friday, March 31, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

City-wide radio salute to Buck at high noon.

All the radio stations, talk, rap, rock, whatever played his song "The streets of Bakersfield" today at high noon. It was a trip. I have never really listened to the song, so I downloaded the lyrics..I like em. here they are:

I came here looking for something
I couldn't find anywhere else
Hey, I'm not trying to be nobody
Just want a chance to be myself

I've done a thousand miles of thumbin'
I've worn blisters on my heels
Trying to find me something better
On the streets of Bakersfield

Chorus:
You don't know me but you don't like me
You say you care less how I feel
But how many of you that sit and judge me
Have ever walked the streets of Bakersfield?

Spent some time in San Francisco
Spent a night there in the can
They threw this drunk man in my jail cell
Took fifteen dollars from that man
Left him my watch and my old house key
Don't want folks thinkin' that I'd steal
Then I thanked him as I was leaving, and
I headed for the streets of Bakersfield

Chorus:
You don't know me but you don't like me
You say you care less how I feel
But how many of you that sit and judge me
Have ever walked the streets of Bakersfield?

You don't know me but you don't like me
You say you care less how I feel
But how many of you that sit and judge me
Have ever walked the streets of Bakersfield?

How many of you that sit and judge me
Have ever walked the streets of Bakersfield?

In lieu of flowers Buck was said to have requested in his will that money be donated to our local ASPCA..he has a whole puppy wing named after him there, he took care of those little lost souls..rest in peace dude..you will be missed.

28 people gave us their .02 cents:

dusty said...

That last sentence really grabbed me..How many of you that sit and judge me have ever walked the streets of bakersfield?

KB said...

I grew up on that song--as I did several of Buck's other songs.

Country music lost a legend when Buck passed to the other side. He will be missed.

As for his involvement with helping needy animals--how could this man have gotten any better?

dave said...

this is AWESOME...


http://www.cancorn.com/shop_cs.html


i bought all three and plan on wearing to wrigley field this year.

dusty said...

YO DICK..has anyone told you lately that your a piece of shit,not to mention a scum-sucking bag of radioactive waste?

dusty said...

OOPS..I meant Dave..my bad.

CoffeeBigPlz said...

You make me wanna come and walk the streets of Bakersfield.

I am sittin' here watchin 'Walk the Line" with tears in my eyes.

I am such a pussy

lecram sinun said...

I've always thought thatBuck was a total dude for celebrating his adopted home. :)

dave said...

eat me. the cubs suck and i'm proud to say it.

dusty said...

Marcel..he not only celebrated Baketown..he supported it financially..the list of his endeavors is endless..like paying for mamograms for a whole month for ANY female needing one..

Beth aka Coff..its a great lil town..far as lil towns go..It grows on me all the time, this coming from a confirmed urban animal such as myself.

dusty said...

dave..you are a selfpromoting jackass..but I defend your right to be that...enjoy :P

dusty said...

look dave..I tease about teams sucking occasionally but none suck..some are just badly managed..dont' get your panties in a wad dude..you want to hate on the cubbies..go for it..I love baseball..

dave said...

jackass... sure...

selfpromoting?

dusty said...

dave..do you have a blog or just comment on them?

I figured maybe that cubs suck site was yours dude..forgive me if it isn't..that means your just a jackass :P

dave said...

just a jackass.

we can agree on one thing. i love baseball too. life will be better starting monday night.

dusty said...

yo dave..life WILL get better come sunday..and yes the real season starts monday..

did you check out the Barroid post? whats your take on him?

dave said...

my take... i could go on for hours on the subject. barry bonds is a lowlife piece of excrement. i hate him with a passion that is hard to describe. but it is inarguable that he's got game. that fuels my hate even more. although i have no doubt that he used steroids, i don't think that he should be kept out of cooperstown because of it. i don't hate the guy for juicing - i hate him because he's a dick. i do wish he'd quit now though as to not break any more records. i'll leave it at that - sounding like a soapbox.

dusty said...

Keep his cheating ass out of the HOF and if proven, erase his records..pete rose got a ton of shit for betting on the game..barry cheated the game and every fan of the game.

If I could tar and feather him i would..but dammit..its illegal now.

dave said...

here's the thing - i hate to see the guy in the hall - but he was a hall of famer before he started w/ the juice. tar and feather YES. but steroids were NOT ILLEGAL in baseball in the late 90's - only for the last couple years. unless they can prove that he has used since baseball outlawed them, he has to go in the hall. if they can prove he used since baseball outlawed them, then no hall for you barry. even if they found proof that he NEVER did steroids - i'd still be fine w/ destroying that fucker. i hate the man. i hope the irs sticks him.

dusty said...

technically you are correct..roids were not illegal..but I am way too emotional to be unbiased..he cheated..big mac most likely did too..its a childs game played by men that make a helluva lot of cash..

the very least is the ol asterisk after his records..and yes, I want them to drive him out before he breaks hanks record..I want that above all else.

The irs will get him if they can..christ they get everyone else.

black dog said...

That was a protest song. Buck pissed off Homer Joy and he walked back to his motel room and wrote that song. Or so I've been told.

dusty said...

no shit john? thanks for the info..that makes me love it even more :)

black dog said...

Yes! Homer Joy was gonna cut a record down at bucks studio and things didnt pan out. He was so pissed off he walked back to his motel on north chester and wrote that song. I read that a few months back it may or may not be entirely accurate.

dusty said...

damn..I live right down the street from Bucks old studio..

So, Homer wrote the song?

dusty said...

I just saw Homer on Channel 3's news ..he explained the whole story behind the song..its just like you said john..

black dog said...

Well there it is.

I dont watch much TV news, except on the record with greta vansusteren, but that show doesnt count as news.

Ms. M said...

Poor Buck. He was a legend and a puppy lover. What more could you ask in a man???

dusty said...

That he eats at the "Y" occasionally..thats about it Ms. M..nothing more..:P

dusty said...

John..I watch maybe 4 drama's and the evening news..oh..and ESPN..thats it for moi.