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  1. They Hate Me

From the album Red Beet Records - 2008

Lyrics

(Peter Cooper) Well Known Music/SESAC/admin. by BUG Music

This one has been through several incarnations. Funny how sometimes the truth is hard to tell. In this case, at least it rocks out pretty well. Anyway, hate spreads like kudzu on the side of a blue South Carolina highway, and this song is about what happens when you can’t find any kind of clippers or a machete or whatever it is you would use to whack away at kudzu. The startling solos come courtesy of two of my rock ‘n’ roll heroes, Bill Lloyd and Jason Ringenberg. And I’m pleased to introduce Jen Gunderman in the role of Johnnie Johnson.

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Her daddy made his nut selling cars on a used car lot
He talked hayseed but he was smart enough to not got caught
Raised in the country, man, raised up hard
Now it’s dealer tag Chevys and a big front yard
Her daddy made his nut selling cars on a used car lot


They say that mama was a smart one, graduated way up high
Settled down with that man and began to calcify
Answers the phone like she knows it’s bad news
Quick to judge, slow to amuse
They say her mama was a smart one, graduated way up high


And they hate me
Yeah, yeah, they hate me
They hate me
Yeah, yeah
They even threw me off their property


She got a brother, full grown, good job, still living at home
Out on the Plainview Drive, Extension
And he don’t feel a need to roam
I have no idea
None of my business
Only thing I’m saying about this thing is
She’s got a brother, full grown, good job, still living at home


And he hates me
Yeah, yeah, he hates me
He hates me
Yeah, yeah
One thing we both agree is that he hates me


She’s got another brother, too
Man, I don’t want to go into that
Suffice to say we don’t sit around
Chewing the fat
I don’t know what I did
Don’t know what I’ll do
I’m afraid I’m gonna start
To hate them too
Afraid I’m probably gonna start
To hate them too


Her daddy made his nut selling cars on a used car lot
Talked hayseed but he was smart enough to not got caught
Raised in the country, man, raised up hard
Now he’s got himself a house and a big front yard
Her daddy made his nut selling cars on a used car lot

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