Dust bowl, Bible belt Got more churches than trees Raise me, praise me, couldn't save me Couldn't keep me on my knees Oh, boy, rave on down loop two-eighty-nine That'll be the day you see me back in this fool's paradise
Temptation's strong (salvation's gone) I'm on my way To hell's half-acre How will I ever How will I ever Get to heaven now?
Throwing stones from the top of your rock Thinking no one can see The secrets you hide behind Your southern hospitality On the strip, the kids get lit So they can have a real good time Come Sunday they can just take their pick From the crucifix skyline
Temptation's strong (salvation's gone) I'm on my way To hell's half-acre How will I ever How will I ever Get to heaven now Get to heaven now?
International airport A quarter after nine Paris, Texas, Athens, Georgia's Not what I had in mind As I'm getting out I laugh to myself 'Cause this is the only place Where as you're getting on the plane You see Buddy Holly's face
I hear they hate me now, just like they hated you Maybe when I'm dead and gone I'm gonna get a statue too
Temptation's strong (salvation's gone) I'm on my way To hell's half-acre How will I ever How will I ever Get to heaven now Get to heaven now? How will I ever
Get to heaven now?
Writer/s: MARTHA MAGUIRE, NATALIE MAINES, EMILY ROBISON, MIKE CAMPBELL
Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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Ika from Tucson, AzCall it a hunch but being from Lubbock myself, my guess is Natalie probably felt that way about the city all along and just never let it come out until after 'Europe-gate'. (You'd have to ask her to know for sure). Any 'artistic type' is going to feel a little outside things in a conservative Bible belt town. The subsequent backlash probably served as a reminder of how small a small city can be - that you're free to say what you want - as long as its congruent with public opinion. Free speech is not free either way. Her mistake wasn't in what she said but more about WHERE she said it. Making the Bush comments on foreign ground made her look like a traitor. Fact is, a lot of folks concurred but couldn't say so because THEY didn't want the backlash.
Esskayess from Dallas, TxFunny how Lubbock only looked bad to them after the backlash they got for shooting their mouths off in Europe. Free speech runs both ways, chickies.
David Bowie's "Space Oddity" tells the story of an astronaut who cuts off communication and floats into space. The BBC used it extensively in their coverage of the 1969 moon landing - an odd choice considering the lyrics.