This is the title track of the sixth full-length studio album by Texas band White Denim. The record is a love letter to the Lone Star state.
Corsicana is a small city located on Interstate 45, some fifty-five miles south of downtown Dallas and this song is littered with other references to places in the band's home state. "On the last tour we'd kill time in the van by going through the alphabet with Texas towns," vocalist James Petralli explained to The Guardian, "so it's like an inventory, although some of the references do have more significance; I went to school in Nacogdoches and Josh grew up in Waxahachie. Kemah is a really dirty Texas coastal town with a rundown amusement park, kind of like the worst Brighton you could imagine. So the song is me trying to excavate some kind of narrative out of that."
The lyrics for Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" were based on actual events relating to his daughter Judy's sweet 16 party. The teenager threw a tantrum and burst into tears when her mum and dad insisted that her grandparents had to be invited.