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Going Home
back to Dixie, rolling pines
save some money, pass some time
fried potatoes and fishing line
but you know I'm going home

It's been seven long years since I packed the car,
saw the back of that welcome sign
Never thought I'd look in my rearview mirror and
see something that felt like mine
But that big, cold city taught me some things about going out of your mind
By the time I stopped believing, I thought I'd better leave
and just go on home

Going home
Mama's cooking, church 'till three
factory's closed, obesity
blue law Sundays and those Cherokee
but you know I'm going home

I could have pulled the car over and kissed the ground
of that Mason-Dixon line
but some old state trooper saw me swerving around
and he gave me a hefty fine
then I ran out of gas about half past ten
but the stations had closed at nine
I think that something's trying to tell me
maybe I'm not doing so well with this going home

Going Home
meth addiction, quitting school
pregnant girlfriend, those red state blues
dying cities, nothing to do
But you know I'm going home

The next morning I drove into Tennessee,
saw a great big billboard sign
had a picture of a fellow looked just like me, said
"keep an eye on crime."
Then I called my Mama and she told me, "son,
your Daddy's done lost his mind.
Could you please come take his shotgun?" but
I just dropped the phone,
I ain't going home.

Going home
Daddy's drinking, Mama's mean
rusty shotgun and busted screens
greasy chicken and crooked seams
But you know I'm going home

sitting front porch and shelling peas
kissing cousins, you and me
country music made for pre-teens
but you know I'm going home.


from Hitmakers, Vol. 1, released September 20, 2011



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Matt Hudgins & His Shit-Hot Country Band Athens, Georgia

We're a ten-piece (sometimes) country band from Athens, Georgia who had our first practice in January of 2010 at a club where some of us worked. We're better than we were then, as people and as a band. Think 60s & 70s country. Hell, as late as the nineties they hadn't figured out how to fuck up EVERYTHING coming out of Nashville. We like that stuff, and write all our own songs. Go Braves. ... more

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