from Whammy Bar Diaries by Kevin Abernathy




She’s going through her father’s things
Trying to find some clues
Vinyl records, old magazines
No sign of the dead man’s blues
Outside her window the world’s a mess
Kind of like that guitar in the corner
There with its broken neck

There’s handwritten posters of the five dollar shows
Long-haired boys in the city and they’re striking a pose
High top sneakers stuffed with tapered jeans
They’re somewhere on Broadway tonight and they’re making the scene

Did I ever tell you
Did I ever tell you
About California
There’s nothing special
Ain’t nothing special
About California

She don’t want to wind up
A wild time in a cardboard box
Left underneath the bed
With pages full of writer’s block
No, she’s going straight to the top


from Whammy Bar Diaries, released March 1, 2019
Kevin Abernathy - Vocals, Guitar
Uwe Lueth - Drums, Backing Vocals
Manning Jenkins - Bass
John Baker - Backing Vocals
Gray Comer - Backing Vocals
Joe Jordan - Trumpet
Jason Thompson - Tenor and Baritone Saxophone
Horn arrangement by Steven Rodgers

Written by Kevin Abernathy (Kevin Abernathy Music / BMI)
Recorded in Knoxville, Tennessee at The Arbor Studio by John Baker and Gray Comer
Mixed by Gray Comer
Mastered by Pete Weiss


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