I'd fight till the last Lawson's last living day.
Isbell's "Outfit" describes the advice given to him by his own father, advising him, among other things, to have fun but to avoid intravenous drugs, to call home for his sister's birthday, not to sing in a "fake British accent" or to make The Beatles' faux pas and claim to be "bigger than Jesus". The setting of the song is around Florence Alabama in Lauderdale County. The Blues: Young and Wild 1948-1949/Black 'n Blue Recordings 1969, The Complete John Lee Hooker, Vol.
A problem with Holland before we were born I'll send all the Hill boys to Hell Amongst other things it is about family vs. personal values. , Southern Rock Rises Again - Arts & Opinions Archive - MSNBC.com, "Reviews for Decoration Day by Drive-By Truckers", "Drive-By Truckers: Decoration Day (New West)", No Depression: Surveying the Past, Present, and Future of American Music, Amazon.com: Top 100 Editors' Picks: Music, "The 50 Best Albums of the Decade (2000–2009)", Drive-By Truckers Artist Chart History at, The Fine Print: A Collection of Oddities and Rarities, Ugly Buildings, Whores, and Politicians: Greatest Hits 1998-2009, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Decoration_Day_(album)&oldid=963102348, Short description is different from Wikidata, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, "Bulldozers and Dirt"/"Nine Bullets" (1996), "Your Woman Is A Livin' Thing"/"Just Maybe" (2010), "The Thanksgiving Filter"/"Used To Be A Cop" (2010), This page was last edited on 17 June 2020, at 20:54. He has stated that Decoration Day is "more or less ... an album about choices, good and bad, ri… It's Decoration Day
It's Decoration Day Decoration Day Lyrics: It's Decoration Day / And I've a mind to roll a stone on his grave / But what would he say? But what would he say?
The album features a more mellow, stripped down, and reserved sound compared to Southern Rock Opera's heavy hitting southern rock. But I know the caliber in Daddy's chest / "Keepin' me down, boy, won't keep you away." For many Southerners, besides just paying tribute to the fallen from the Civil War, Decoration Day is a reminder for future generations to never forget. The state let him go, but I guess it was best
With James Garner, Judith Ivey, Ruby Dee, Bill Cobbs. And I've a mind to go spit on his grave The title track, written by guitarist Jason Isbell, tells "a story that's rumored to be true" of two families involved in a passionate intergenerational feud which has gone on so long that few can remember why such hatred exists between them.
The album was recorded mostly live over two weeks at Chase Park Transduction Studios in Athens, Georgia, and was produced by noted producer and former Sugar bassist David Barbe. He said "Beat him real good, but don't dare let him die Jason Isbell, the song’s writer, has said at concerts that the song is a collection of family stories relatives tell when they pull you aside and say, “I’ll tell you this but you have to swear you’ll never repeat it under any circumstances.”, The Times Daily newspaper of Lauderdale, Alabama in March 27 features a story on the witness testimony of James Calvin Lawson seeing his father gunned down by the Hill boys. Isbell wrote the song just three days after joining the band while touring in support of Southern Rock Opera. 'Cause I got dead brothers in Lauderdale South Guitarist and songwriter Patterson Hood describes Decoration Day as being lyrically a "pretty dark" record, though he notes that the band "had so much fun making it, and I think that kind of comes through". Furthering the focus on interfamilial relations - albeit in a much different way - is Hood's "The Deeper In", which tells the story of the only two people in the United States to be serving prison time for consensual brother/sister incest.
Three of the album's songs - "Heathens", "Your Daddy Hates Me" and "Give Pretty Soon" - are referred to as being Hood's "divorce trilogy", dealing with what Hood himself refers to as the "emotional fallout" that follows divorce.
That we ain't brought down on ourselves." Decoration Day is the first album to feature Jason Isbell on guitar; he would record two more albums with the band before leaving to pursue a solo career in 2007. And my Daddy got shot right in front of his house 2: Detroit 1949. It turns out "Decoration Day" is about one of those families and that it is an entirely true and interesting story that gives us a glimpse into the rural South in the early 1980s.
Link to article here, "Keepin' me down, boy, won't keep you away. This somewhat cryptic title is actually part of a tongue-in-cheek expression -- "The closer kin, the deeper in."
This song is about a family feud between the Hill family and the Lawson family from the perspective of a Lawson child James Calvin Lawson. But a chain on my back and my ear to the floor
 The album also appeared at #27 on Paste Magazine's "The Best 50 Albums of the Decade" list.
If I was a Hill I'd have put him away And I knew the Hill boys would put him away The lumber man's favorite son A cantankerous widower (Garner) who is virtually living the life of a recluse is forced to rejoin his community when his Godchild (Skaggs) gets in trouble and a childhood friend (Cobbs), a black tenant farmer, refuses to belatedly accept the Medal of Honor for bravery in World War II. "The Deeper In" signals John Neff's return to recording with the band following his absence from Southern Rock Opera. 'Cause nobody needs all us Lawsons alive ", And I knew the Hill boys would put him away, He said we'd fight till the last Lawson's last living day, And I don't know the name of the boy we tied down, The state let him go, but I guess it was best, But a chain on my back and my ear to the floor, But that don't bother me, it ain't marked anyway, 'Cause I got dead brothers in Lauderdale South, And my Daddy got shot right in front of his house, I'd fight till the last Lawson's last living day.
And I got dead brothers in East Tennessee As is the Truckers' trademark, a number of Decoration Day's songs deal with elements of southern folklore. Country Albums of 2003", Rolling Stone's "Critics' Top 10 of 2003"  and Amazon.com's "Top 100 Editors' Picks of 2003".
And I'd fight till the last Lawson's last living day Daddy said one of the boys had come back We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe.If by any chance you spot an inappropriate comment while navigating through our website please use this form to let us know, and we'll take care of it shortly. But my Daddy wasn't afraid I'd fight till the last Lawson's last living day And I've a mind to roll a stone on his grave  Decoration Day would go on to place on many publications' "Best of 2003" lists, including the Village Voice's influential Pazz & Jop poll, No Depression's "40 Best Alt. / It's Decoration Day / And I knew the He said we'd fight till the last Lawson's last living day And I don't know the name of the boy we tied down The album garnered excellent reviews from critics like Robert Christgau of The Village Voice as well as publications such as SPIN Magazine, Pitchfork Media and Rolling Stone.
And they've never seen my Daddy's grave
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