Back at week 10, I reflected on some of the lessons I've learned about songwriting through this project. One of them is that my songwriting is a rhythmic process. There are prolific seasons and there are dry spells. I'm in a bit of a dry spell these last couple weeks, so I seem to be revisiting songs written in the Springs of years past. This one must be about a year old now. The storyline is mostly fiction, but on the late evening/early morning when I wrote it, due to an abundance of dirty dishes, I was in fact drinking red wine out of a pint glass. But that doesn't mean it was half-full. I can neither confirm, nor deny ?. Anyway, sometimes I have a soft spot for a song that I can't really explain or justify. This song is one such example.
The video is of an abandoned filling station on the highway a few miles out of town. It was refreshing to stand outside in the sun without a coat. Warmer weather is on its way.
One Town Over
Pint glass half full of red wine
between Saturday morning and Friday night
what else could you do?
When the things that roll off of your friends
seem to stick to you
Something's wrong with your mind today--
everybody looks like someone from some other place
and you think that you know em but you know
that's not the case
and there's a girl lives one town over who makes you blue
she works in a store that you used to go to
but you don't anymore
it just seems to hurt you too much
Button your shirt and lace your shoes
gasoline and coffee, hit the road let's go
and you smile at the cashier because she seems to know
and drive to one town over under skies of blue
you go to a store but nobody knows you
she's not here anymore, manager asking what he can do
there's a bell in the door
it rings as it opens and closes and opens and closes again
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