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Taste the beer and cigarettes in these songs that I sigh
In a town of merchants with nothing to sell but my pride
I’ve been strumming sandpaper chords and singing like a crow
All these wasted songs that I lived on the road

Goddamn the labels and the tapes they returned
And goddamn these cities and all the bridges I've burned

I'm going to Nashville, I'm going to Nashville
I hope it's as bright as it's been in my dreams
I'm going to Nashville, I'm going to Nashville
As kind as them country songs led me to believe
I'm going to Nashville

I used to drink corroded wine till my heart would go numb
And swallow ink for hours, hoping for the words to come
But now I'm doing better and keeping sober as I play the bars
And catching stories from barflies in my Mason jar

Goddamn these chemicals that are still in my bones
And goddamn the miles that have kept me from home

(Chorus)

Back in Carolina, the city's closed down by five
And my mother's singing, keeping all those hymns alive
Some nights my chest feels hollow after I play the show
Cause my heart's still beating in my sweet, southern home

Goddamn these songs and the long, snaking roads
They've never killed the longing that I feel when alone

Hope it's better in Nashville, hope it's better in Nashville
I hope it's as bright as it's been in my dreams
Cause I'm going to Nashville, I'm going to Nashville
As kind as them country songs led me to believe
I'm going to Nashville

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from Heart In A Mason Jar, released December 7, 2012

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