Friday, December 23, 2011

Lost Gem: "Hell No I Ain't Happy" - Drive-by Truckers (2003)

"She's an overnight sensation after twenty-five years."
~ Drive-By Truckers ~

Drive-By Truckers deliver up refreshing "new century" southern rock. Well-written songs...terrifically gritty with a heart-strong urgency to bring it.

Their album..."Decoration Day" (2003) is a favorite...and ended up on several..."best of" lists.

DBT are good...and don't they love proving it!

Lost Gem:--> "Hell No I Ain't Happy" an on-the-road bluesy thunder-bucket of rock-n-roll.  And the expressive title catch-phrase makes for a dandy crank-it-up & pop-another-beer sing-a-long.

Have you heard this gem?

There’s a lot of bad wood underneath the veneer
She’s an overnight sensation after twenty five years
Sharp fast curves, power steering
unroll that twenty, buy me some beer
Ain’t too bad, too bad at all, pick up the phone if I ever call
Hell No, I ain’t Happy.

There’s a purdy little girl outside the van window
Bout 80 cities down, 800 to go
Six crammed in, we ain’t never alone
Never homesick, ain’t got no home
Check my mail if you would please, Jenn
Collect my things till I’m in town again
Hell No, I ain’t Happy.

But I get a little closer everyday
Gonna be a long time till I’m back your way.

I’ve seen just how much I can stand
One night in Kansas City, we thought about killing a man
Seen my number fly by on Interstate Ten
Seen the mountains of Montana at Seven AM.
And I keep it all together for the sake of the kids
Got your fine-ass self on the back of my lids
Hell No, I ain’t Happy.
But I ain’t too crappy, too crappy at all.

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Good stuff!

Casey Chambers

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