REDNECK FEELIN’ BLUE

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REDNECK FEELIN’ BLUE

By Clancy O’Lafferty

All alone at the bar
He’s been sittin’ for hours
Lookin’ typical as Levi Jeans
And his only move
is to cross the room
and drop coins in the song machine

He’s hurtin’ but
Six plays for a buck
Is gonna help him to ease the pain
I’ve seen it before
He’ll keep playin’ more
“Til there’s a smile back on his face

So, he ain’t streched out
On a fancy couch
In a forty-four story tower
He ain’t seein’ some shrink
With a blotter and ink
At a hundred bucks an hour

He ain’t wastin’ days
To navel gaze
And whine like a helpless jerk
Cuz in a night or two
He’ll think it through
And he won’t miss a day of work

He’s just another redneck feelin’ blue
Belly to the bar and a bottle of brew
Juke box churnin’ out country tunes
That’ the only remedy he’s ever used

Just another redneck feelin’ blue
Just a good ol’ boy wearin’ jeans and boots
He bleeds when he’s cut like we all do
Just another redneck feelin’ blue

So, maybe he lost his pickup truck
or maybe his hound dog died
Maybe it’s more
like a wound from the war
maybe it’s some wounded pride

No purple heart can beat for his partner
waitin’ on the other side
He’s been workin’ their farm
with one good arm
ever since the day she died

He’s just another redneck feelin’ blue
Belly to the bar and a bottle of brew
Juke box churnin’ out country tunes
That’ the only remedy he’s ever used

Just another redneck feelin’ blue
Just a good ol’ boy wearin’ jeans and boots
He bleeds when he’s cut like we all do
Just another redneck feelin’ blue

copyright Maurie Nord 2014

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