Mississippi Annie

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Brother flew into the South; it was his first flight
To help Sister move back across the Dixie Line.
She’d been staying at Annie’s for a couple of nights
Where the Southern style is served up just right.

Now Mississippi Annie’s voice is fading fast
Turn the radio on; leave your foot on the gas.
Tell yourself some things aren’t meant to last.
Sister’s lookin’ forward; ain’t no lookin’ back.

And them Savage South boys they can touch the sky
Know it’s a human thing to need to fly.
They came out to Annie’s one final time
To wish sister good luck and kiss her goodbye.

Now Mississippi Annie’s voice is fading fast
Turn the radio on; leave your foot on the gas.
Tell yourself some things aren’t meant to last.
Sister’s lookin’ forward; ain’t no lookin’ back.

And that’s the thing about leaving home.
All the songs that you’ve sung
Only mean something where you’ve started from.

Now Annie needed some California sun;
She’s going on back to where she come from.
In Jackson the radio still plays the blues
And Southern California gets all the news.

And my old voice is fading fast;
There’s so many things that I’ve left in the past.
I try to move forward just to stay on track,
But I keep spinning my wheels, throwing mud on the flap.

credits

from Heartlands, track released April 25, 2015
Heartlands
All songs by Song Dogs ®ASCAP
Song Dogs are:
Sam Conver, Dan Cooper, Ryan McCloskey, Mariama O'Brien, Emily Southerton, & Michael Southerton
Cello by Andrea Weber Saxophone by Tom Petraccaro
Trumpet by Andrew Pinto Fiddle by Sarah Larson
Engineered by Michael Southerton & Rob Swift
Produced & Mixed by Michael Southerton
Mastered by Jeff White
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