Drive-By Truckers/Jason Isbell Appreciation Thread

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  1. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis WE GO HARD ON EARTH
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    I feel like Streetlights (acoustic version preferred obv) and Children of Children don't get enough attention for their depth. My best friend since first grade (I went to a poor elementary school) had parents that were 15/16 or 16/17 (not entirely sure) when he was born. Children of Children is just laying all sorts of self loathing guilt on the table. It's astounding.
     
  2. dawgonit

    dawgonit Like James Brown only white and taller
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    I'm too scared to ask the right questions
    And too tired to fill the right shoes

    The jealous innuendos of the lonely hearted men
    Let me know what kind of country I was sleeping in

    So, say your last goodbye
    Make it short and sweet
    There ain't no way for you to fly
    With her hanging on your feet

    I was broke and you were unbroken
    Our little jokes to keep it unspoken
    Even then I knew you were the last one


    too damn many, could do this for hours
     
  3. tigerbishop11

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    Well I needed that damn woman like a dream needs gasoline
     
  4. Clown Baby

    Clown Baby Everybody just shut up! Shut up, Lutz!
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    I’ve been stuck here in this town, if you could call it that, a year or two
    I never do what I’m supposed to do,
    I don’t even need a name anymore
    No one calls it out, kinda vanishes away
     
  5. SC

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    And the church bells are ringing for those who are easy to please
    And the frost on the ground probably envies the frost on the trees
     
  6. Bo Pelinis

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    Stop me if you've heard this one before:
    A man walks into a bar and leaves before his ashes hit the floor
     
  7. tigerbishop11

    tigerbishop11 Tell these Doug Funnies I keep it killer tofu
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    Damn near strangled by my appetite, Ybor City on a Friday night, couldn’t even stand upright
     
  8. Clown Baby

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    The following line is even better:

    Stop me if I ever get that far
    The sun’s a desperate star that burns like every single one before
     
  9. Bo Pelinis

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    And then this

    And I could find another dream,
    One that keeps me warm and clean
    But I ain't dreamin' anymore, girl, I'm waking up
     
  10. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis WE GO HARD ON EARTH
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    Mama says God won't give you too much to bear. That might be true in Arkansas, but I'm a long, long way from there
     
  11. Capstone 88

    Capstone 88 Going hard in the paint
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    This one is a little longer to get the full effect:
    “There’s a man who walks beside me
    He is who I used to be
    And I wonder if she sees him and confuses him with me
    And I wonder who she’s pining for
    On nights I’m not around
    Could it be me the man who did the things I’m living down?”

    “But there’s red, white, and blue in the rafters
    And there’s silent old men from the Corps
    What did they say when they shipped you away
    To fight somebody’s Hollywood war?”
     
  12. tigerbishop11

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    My daddy got shot
    Right in front of his house
    He had no one to fall on
    But me
     
  13. Bo Pelinis

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    I grew up two hours north of Birmingham.
    Me and my daddy used to fish next to Wilson Dam.
    He told some stories Camaros and J.W. Dant;
    When I got a little older I wouldn't and now daddy can't.
     
  14. Capstone 88

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    This seemed like a fun exercise but now I’m all in my feelings. Way to go.
     
  15. Bo Pelinis

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  16. steamengine

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    You could come to me by plane, but that wouldn’t be the same
    As that old motel room in texarkana was.
     
  17. steamengine

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    Speaking of songwriting, I may have posted this before, but it’s an excellent use of an hour.

     
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  18. fattmante

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    I was riding on my mother's hip
    She was shorter than the corn
    All the years I took from her
    Just by being born.

    :tebow:
     
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  19. Upton^2

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    I'm obviously partial to Streetlights, but The Blue has always been one of my favorites

    I'd crawl to meet you if you'd just stay there,
    And finally have a thing I couldn't bear to lose
     
  20. David Puddy

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    With a steak held to my eye
    I had to summon the confidence needed to hear her goodbye
    And another brief chapter without any answers blew by
     
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  21. TAS

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    I DON'T WANNA DIIIIIEEEEEEEE

    in a super 8 motel
     
  22. dawgonit

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    In a room
    By myself
    Looks like I'm here with a guy that I judged worse than anyone else

    That line hits so hard
     
  23. tigerbishop11

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    This one gets me proper in the feels every time
     
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  24. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    Driving to a baseball game on a Friday afternoon
    Hotter than hell in Atlanta, Georgia


    And the piss they call tequila even Waylon wouldn't drink
    Well I'd rather sip this Listerine I packed
    But I swear, we've never seen a better place to sit and think
    God bless the busted ship that brings us back
     
  25. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    Make my class listen to this during our new deal unit... Those fuckers hate it.
     
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  26. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    I was born to rock the boat
    Some may sink but we will float
    Grab your coat, let's get out of here
    You're my witness, I'm your mutineer

    Long ago we laughed at shadows
    Lightning flashed and thunder followed us
    It could never find us here
    You're my witness, I'm your mutineer
     
  27. Teflon Queen

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    :facepalm:
     
  28. Clown Baby

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    I’m sure you guys have seen all the 30-50 feral hogs memes that have originated because of Isbell’s tweets, but it’s always reaffirming seeing him speak out against bullshit while still maintaining levity. Anyway,

     
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  29. ugafish

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    Does he play at deli's now?
     
  30. Bo Pelinis

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  31. Clown Baby

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    The joke is that he can’t acquire sustenance because by doing so he’d be failing to stick to music. Can’t eat, he’ll starve to death
     
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  32. Clown Baby

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    Random thought: Shotgun Wedding would’ve been even better as Cooley song
     
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  33. DriveByBBQ

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    Should make them listen to “Uncle Frank” too if you’re not already.
     
  34. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    So good
     
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  35. DriveByBBQ

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    Yeah there’s a scene in “The secret to a happy ending” when they interview an American history professor (I think from Penn) and he talks about how his graduate students write 200 page theses on The new deal/TVA that don’t explain it as well as Cooley does in 2 and a half minutes. High praise for sure.
     
  36. steamengine

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    You’re being funny, right?
     
  37. steamengine

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    This makes me realize I haven’t listened to live from alabama in at least a month.
     
  38. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    Yes
     
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  39. steamengine

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    I knew it!
     
  40. DriveByBBQ

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    Every line of Dress Blues is poignant, but for some reason,

    “Drinking sweet tea in styrofoam cups”

    triggers a visceral response and transports my mind to the fallen soldier’s visitation. It’s subtle as fuck but conveys the absolute perfect sentiment.
     
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  41. steamengine

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    We’ll laugh like little children telling secrets
    Probably cry like old women drinking gin
    Cause I’ve done my tour of duty now I’m home and I ain’t leaving here again
     
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  42. steamengine

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    I could be way off but does it seems like over the years Isbell’s songs have become less autobiographical? Listening to Live from Bama now and they seem much nearer to his true story than what he’s put out of late.
     
  43. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    He's just at a different point in his life. White man's world/molotov/vampires are all about his current life imo.
     
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  44. SC

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    I think that's an issue a lot of musicians hit at a certain point. It's one Ben Nichols of Lucero has talked about recently. The best Lucero songs are sad songs about drinking and women, and Ben's married with a kid now and happier than ever. That well of material isn't there anymore.
     
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  45. The.Barron.of.Miles

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    I’ve heard enough of the white man’s blues
    I’ve sang enough about myself
     
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  46. Corky Bucek

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    Anybody going to the shows at the Ryman or seen Isbell at the Ryman? Kicking around the idea to see him there at the end of October.
     
  47. Nole0515

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    Norm Peterson and I saw him there 7th row. Sturgill opened. Got drunk, ate edibles after the show before going out to the bars. Lost my credit card later. Great fucking night
     
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  48. THEBLUERAIDER

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    I’ve seen him three times at the Ryman. This October will be #4. Awesome every time.
     
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  49. Corky Bucek

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    What date are you going to?
     
  50. THEBLUERAIDER

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    October 25, Friday.
     
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