High Lonesome

Album: The '59 Sound (2008)
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Songfacts®:

  • And Maria came from Nashville with a suitcase in her hand
    I always kinda sorta wished I looked like Elvis


    The lyric references a couple of lines from Counting Crows 1993 song "Round Here," which goes:

    Maria came from Nashville with a suitcase in her hand
    She said she'd like to meet a boy who looks like Elvis


    Gaslight frontman Brian Fallon explained to Kerrang: "I always get asked why there are Counting Crows lyrics in 'High Lonesome.' And it was strictly because I was trying to make what I thought at the time was the most punk statement I could. I was like, 'We don't follow your rules of what you can and can't listen to, and I'm going to go ahead and put what you might view as the most not punk band in a record – and you can love it or leave it."

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