Story Behind The Song

How I felt when I was broke and unemployed in a seaside town out of season...

Song Description

A catchy pop/rock number with a retro feel telling the tale of someone who knows something better is over the horizon but needs to shake of the shackles of the old life first.

Song Length 2:58 Genre Pop - Rock, Rock - Classic
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Restless, Heated Subject Frustration, Anger
Similar Artists Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge Language English
Era 2000 and later


What am I doing here?
If I could disappear
I would be heading for the sunshine
Don't want no smoke in my hair
I need some clear air
Don't want traffic for a lullaby
Gonna close my eyes
Gonna hitch a ride
Gonna take me to some mountaintop
Got my leather boots
I'm digging up my roots
I don't wanna let the rot set in

Don't you drag me down
In this stinking town
Don't you drag me down to your level, now.

See that guy from school
Always playing pool
Got two babies by two different girls
Says he'll get a job
But it's easier to rob
Some old lady of her antique pearls
And that cat who said

She would see me dead
She's put a lot of weight on
She's stacking shelves
In Aisle Twelve
She got the Saturday late one again

This place clings to my clothes
Gets up my nose
Wherever I go someone's stalking me
Maybe it's home
But it's got the wrong tone
And isn't it known familiarity
Breeds contempt

Don't you drag me down
In this stinking town
Don't you see my foot on the gas pedal, now?
Don't you drag me down
'Cos I'm outward bound
Don't you drag me down to your level, now.

© 2006 Kate Salisbury

Lyrics Kate Salisbury Music Kate Salisbury
Producer Dave Lewis Publisher none
Performance Ali Orbaum Label none

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