Straight Away

Album: City of Black and White (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • The Oregon-born, Nashville-based Mat Kearney recalled in publicity materials: "During a recent visit home, I broke into the University of Oregon music room, which was under construction. I jimmied the door open and climbed down this balcony. I wrote 'Straight Away' there." Kearney added to Relevant magazine: "Breaking into places to write on a piano is actually common for me. I didn't own one until a year or two ago."

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