Matthew McConaughey Talks Starring in “Walkaway Joe” Music Video

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Actor Matthew McConaughey got his start in country music star Trisha Yearwood's 1992 "Walkaway Joe" music video! More here.

Before hitting it big, Matthew McConaughey appeared in country music star Trisha Yearwood‘s 1992 “Walkaway Joe” music video featuring Don Henley. During his recent The Kelly Clarkson Show interview, the actor touched upon his first time in front of the camera!

“Well, ‘Walkaway Joe,’ I think it was early 1992, I’m going to college here at the University of Texas — this was before ‘Dazed and Confused’ — and I was trying to get odd jobs in front of the camera when I could and I got cast in that music video to play Joe,” McConaughey recalled.

As fans know, “Joe” is up to no good. He attracts the attention of a teenage girl and gets her mixed up in his life of crime. Eventually, he ditches her at a motel and disappears. Watch Matthew McConaughey talk “Walkaway Joe” below!

Despite starring in the music video, Matthew McConaughey never got to share any scenes with Trisha or even meet her in person. Check out the music video…

“Walkaway Joe” Lyrics

Momma told her baby, girl take it real slow
Girl told her momma hey I really gotta go
He’s waitin’ in the car
Momma said girl you won’t get far
Thus are the dreams of an average Jane
Ninety miles an hour down a lovers lane
On a tank of dreams
Oh if she could’ve only seen
But fate’s got cards that it don’t want to show
And that boy’s just

A walkaway Joe
Born to be a leaver
Tell you from the word go, destined to deceive her
He’s the wrong kind of paradise
She’s gonna know it in a matter of time
That boy’s just a walkaway Joe

Now just a little while into Abilene
Pulls into a station and he robs it clean
She’s waitin’ in the car
Underneath the Texaco star
She only wanted love didn’t bargain for this
She can’t help but love him for the way he is
She’s only seventeen
And there ain’t no reasoning
So she’ll ride this ride as far as it can go
Cause that boy’s just

A walkaway Joe
Born to be a leaver
Tell you from the word go, destined to deceive her
He’s the wrong kind of paradise
She’s gonna know it in a matter of time
That boy’s just a walkaway Joe

Somewhere in a roadside motel room
Alone in the silence she wakes up too soon
And reaches for his arm
But she’ll just keep reachin’ on
For the cold hard truth revealed what it had known
That boy’s just

A walkaway Joe
Born to be a leaver
Tell you from the word go, destined to deceive her
He’s the wrong kind of paradise
But it was just another lesson in life
That boy was a walkaway Joe

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