Album: Honky Tonk Union (2000)
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  • Clyne: "That song I wrote in the same stint of writing as the rest of Honky Tonk Union, so I wrote it down in the cattle ranch, the Clyne Ranch. There's a lot of characters that I grew up with out there, like the hired hands who for some reason seemed separated from those who hired them. In writing it, I was actually sort of self-exiled from the house. I said some despicable thing to my fiancée, and I got kicked out of the house, and I was watching her cook and sway to the radio. And so I used that as fodder to write the song. I found that exile was painful, and I felt for one reason or another like, maybe the hired hands whom we'd been using, we'd been employing for 20-30 years down there sometimes, may look at us with a certain longing, a certain longing to be included. It's basically a love song, it's hoping for reconciliation, for reunion." (Get more in our Roger Clyne interview. His website is
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