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Swimming Back To Wowtown (Granny Says Part 1)

from All That Heaven Allows by Thomas Truax

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lyrics

Why would you try to get to Heaven
When your one and only angel's down here?

You're gonna miss me Mississippi
But I'm finished with your river of tears

The pioneers get the arrows and the settlers get the gold
I'm gettin' back home to my baby and we're gonna get old
I'm gettin' back home to my baby and we're gonna get old

The sign reads:
‘Correctional Facility:
Do not stop for hitchhikers along here’
The uncorrected are escaping
At least that's the implication I fear

I'm cashing in the refund for my overpaid dues and
I'm swimming back to Wowtown in my alligator shoes
I'm swimming back to Wowtown in my alligator shoes

Granny says
Granny says "Sonny, there's some things you've got to know
Sit down with me Honey and we'll watch these flowers grow
We've got some Bad Leaders, Lots of Bad News
You've got a lot of fertilizer in which you can grow some blues

Maybe institutions like this needed a good shake
But Jesus Christ! My heart feels like it's just about to break
Granny said "Sonny, theres some things you've got to know”
I said "I know that Granny, but right now I've got to, I've got to..."

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from All That Heaven Allows, released January 19, 2018

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Thomas Truax Birmingham, UK

"Thomas Truax crafts rich, poetically evocative songs about insects, trees, technology, and a lifelong obsession with all things lunar. He travels the world performing with his "band" of bizarre self-made instruments including a motorized drum machine made with bike wheels and a souped-up Gramophone called 'The Hornicator', as well as his venerable guitar 'Hank'.
"Inventive and Romantic" -TimeOut
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