Fans of rockabilly will be delighted with this little nugget I have uncovered. Rockabilly enjoyed a mini revival of sorts from the late 70s to early 80s. "Tired of Toein' the Line" is a song written and performed by Rocky Burnette.
The song became an international hit when released as a single in 1980. The song's lyrics detail an imminent breakup.
By peaking at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, "Tired of Toein' the Line" tied "You're Sixteen" as the highest-charting Hot 100 single from a member of the Burnette family. The single was also #1 in Australia.
In 1988, British singer Shakin' Stevens released a cover version of the song on his album "A Whole Lotta Shaky".