Cal Smith performs “Between Lust and Watching TV” Live On Pop Goes The Country.

The song reached number # 11 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, maintaining 11 weeks in the charts. On the charts of Canadian RPM Country Tracks, reached the # 15.

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Between Lust and Watching TV:

Lp cover Cal Smith ( MCA 1974 )
Lp cover Cal Smith ( MCA 1974 )

Between Lust and Watching TV, song written by Bill Anderson, was recorded by Cal Smith for the MCA label, was recorded on December 21, 1973, at Bradley’s Barn, 722 Bender’s Ferry Road, Mount Juliet, TN, with Walter’s production Haynes, the single was released in July 1974, on October 5, 1974, reached number # 11 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, maintaining 11 weeks in the charts. On the charts of Canadian RPM Country Tracks, reached the # 15

The song was included in Cal Smith’s tenth studio album, Country Bumpkin (MCA 1974), the album was released in mid-1974, reaching number # 4, on October 5, 1974, keeping 23 weeks on the charts.



Versions:

Tennessee Five 1976 (Moondisc)
Kevin Shegog 1976 (W & G Records)





Cal Smith – Between Lust and Watching TV Lyrics

The life that I’m seeking
Is not in this bar where I’m sitting
But it sure ain’t at home
Where the one that I’m married to is knitting

Happiness may not be here drinking beer
Feeling it go to my head
But it ain’t back at home where she’s putting in curlers
And rollers and dressing for bed

What I’m looking for ain’t
The blonde in the corner who’s winking
But it sure ain’t my wife
Who’s devoted her life to dumb thinking

Happiness surely still lives in this world
And somewhere it’s waiting for me
And I know that it must be somewhere
Between lust and sitting home watching TV

Somewhere between Playboy magazine
And next Tuesday night’s PTA
Somewhere between a honky tonk queen
And what all the dog did today

If a wife and a lover could be one and the same
What a beautiful world this would be
And there would be us somewhere between lust
And sitting home watching TV

My wife’s a good cook
But a man can’t exist just on bread
But what I’m hungry for
Is the one thing that I ain’t being fed

I haven’t been shopping but there’s lots of bargains
Walking through town tempting me
And a body could rust on a diet of lust
And sitting home watching TV

Somewhere between Playboy magazine
And next Tuesday night’s PTA
Somewhere between a honky tonk queen
And what all the dog did today

If a wife and a lover could be one and the same
What a beautiful world this would be
And there would be us somewhere between lust
And sitting home watching TV

Single Cal Smith ( MCA 1974 )
Single Cal Smith ( MCA 1974 )

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