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Well I sneeze and hits come out
Yeah, I'm the greatest songwriter that you never did hear about
Here I come with another one of my hits
and I'd be rich if the whole world ran on handkerchiefs

It's hard to convince folks
that you're not just a slob
when you say that you write songs they'll say "okay,
but what's your job?"
And despite your protestations
they often don't understand
because the people don't know the songwriter
the people just know the band

'Cause it's a great and lengthy process
as you may or may not know
The songs you hear don't just appear
in the speakers of your stereo
and that handsome man that's singing
and having lots of fun
well, there's an ugly unknown genius
behind damn near everyone

And I'm one

Well this job ain't about the glory, fame or the sex
it's all about the slow trickle of royalty checks
So don't get in this game if you're looking for fame
Even my mama sometimes struggles with my name

You can blame old inspiration
for the red that's in my eyes
I seek him in the bottle like a kid
with a cereal prize
And this nighttime life I'm living
has taken years from me
but an early death is my one shot
to gain celebrity

Sure enough.

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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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