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Hank and Tennessee [May. 9th, 2007|08:35 am]
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When I was a kid Uncle Remus he put me to bed
With a picture of Stonewall Jackson above my head
Then daddy came in to kiss his little man
With gin on his breath and a Bible in his hand
He talked about honor and things I should know
Then he'd stagger a little as he went out the door

I can still hear the soft Southern winds in the live oak trees
And those Williams boys they still mean a lot to me
Hank and Tennessee
I guess we're all gonna be what we're gonna be
So what do you do with good ole boys like me

Nothing makes a sound in the night like the wind does
But you ain't afraid if you're washed in the blood like I was
The smell of cape jasmine thru the window screen
John R. and the Wolfman kept me company
By the light of the radio by my bed
With Thomas Wolfe whispering in my head

I can still hear the soft Southern winds in the live oak trees
And those Williams boys they still mean a lot to me
Hank and Tennessee
I guess we're all gonna be what we're gonna be
So what do you do with good ole boys like me

When I was in school I ran with kid down the street
But I watched him burn himself up on bourbon and speed
But I was smarter than most and I could choose
Learned to talk like the man on the six o'clock news
When I was eighteen, Lord, I hit the road
But it really doesn't matter how far I go

I can still hear the soft Southern winds in the live oak trees
And those Williams boys they still mean a lot to me
Hank and Tennessee
I guess we're all gonna be what we're gonna be
So what do you do with good ole boys like me

Good Ole Boys Like Me
Written by Bob McDill
Sung by Don Williams
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[User Picture]From: curculio
2007-05-09 02:34 pm (UTC)

Great song

I love the 'washed in the blood'. That is so ambiguous. The images and the time course in the lyrics are amazing. Going from being tucked into bed, the place of comfort and safety to hitting the road, about the same or the complete opposite depending on your luck.

Thanks,

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[User Picture]From: asmittenkitten
2007-05-09 05:24 pm (UTC)
I love this song. It always makes me think of Jose.
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2007-05-10 05:41 am (UTC)
What to do with good ole boys? Call the cops. They'r on ur land, steelin ur copperz.
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