Get Outta Town

from Whammy Bar Diaries by Kevin Abernathy




I wanted out of the south
Wanted it out of me
Didn’t plan on ever coming back
Until they buried me
I grew out of Johnny and Elvis
That Music City and the Memphis sound
Right there in the state that invented rock and roll
We made a plan
To get out of town

Koji Giles moved to Tennessee
He played guitar and his hair was long
Half Californian half Japanese
He called me dude and we sang some songs
I said I can’t end up like the rest
Playing Skynyrd in these honky-tonks
With the dreamers and the losers
And the ones who never knew when it was time
To get out of town

So goodbye to the country ways
To the windy back roads that lead to nowhere
Goodbye to the fire and brim-stoners
The naysayers and the nonbelievers
Goodbye to the sweet gutter angels in the parking lots
Where the hot summer rain separates from the grease spots
And the steam rises that suffocating air
Thick and slow as the molasses drawl that’s stuck in the throats
Of the ones who didn’t think you had the guts to
Get out of town


from Whammy Bar Diaries, released March 1, 2019
Kevin Abernathy - Vocals, Guitar
Uwe Lueth - Drums, Percussion
Manning Jenkins - Bass

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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