Mississippi Moon

Album: Ear Candy (1996)
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Songfacts®:

  • King's X guitarist Ty Tabor wrote this song. The lyrics evoke is upbringing in Pearl, Mississippi, where he rode motorcycles, played in the waterfall, and made lots of great memories.
  • The line, "I've started seeing blue and gold," is a reference to the colors at Pearl High School, which Tabor attended.
  • In Greg Prato's King's X: The Oral History, Ty Tabor talked about this song. "When I wrote it, I didn't even know what it was for," he said. "I was just trying to come up with a guitar part in D that was a very melodic, straight-ahead kind of thing, but that was not the same old, same old, if you try to figure out how to play it. That's where the guitar part comes from. It's slightly different than anything I'd ever heard people playing rhythm at that time doing, but it sounds straight-ahead."

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