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HEARTLAND FEELING Sign in or register

 
Alright what we're talking about here is... it's kind of a... it's a... a heartland feeling. Like uhh... Mellencamp... you know, kind of a Mellen feeling...

Ok what you gotta get together is a... some... a heartland folk singer. Uhh we're gonna need a real quick...

Uhh John Cougar Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seeger. That type of feeling. Mellen feeling. You know real uhh... powerful approving music uhh... of a heartland quality... uhh just powerful straight-forward music. And if you can't get just the right type of feeling, find someone who will pass and change them.


Old man Johnson got his head in his hand
Making his way across state in a fiddling band
With hair all down in his eyes
And the microphone all covered with flies
When he gets done playing he goes back to his room
Climbs in the bed in his cowboy boots
And he picks up a magazine
Turns on the TV
Lights a cigar as he's falling asleep

Well he's only a person
Who doesn't know shit
Yeah nothing happening
That's about it

Well little Rosanna came from Texarkana
Had fourteen dollars wrapped in a bandana
Came into town not looking for much
Well she found a hound dog and she named him Dutch
She got a job at the arcade taking quarters
But she was never too good at taking orders
So one night she stopped giving out change
She kicked the boss in the shin and unplugged the games

She's only a person
Who doesn't know shit
Nothing happening
That's about it

Sam got canned at the cannery
He punched out the clock that night
His knuckle was bleeding as he walked home
He was cold and he had a headache
Well his wife was cooking canned beans
He took out all the money out of his jeans
And he set it on fire in the kitchen sink
As his wife handed him a drink

He was only a person
Who didn't know shit
Nothing happening
That's about it

Smiler was looking for handouts
Sleeping in an abandoned lighthouse
Down at the mini-mall shaking his hat
Washing windows with his bare hand
He found a sports car with the keys in the ignition
It just seemed so easy
He took a joyride
Drove it into a hedge
Came out with the steering wheel wrapped around his head

Well he's only a person
Who doesn't know shit
Nothing happening
That's about it

Well Jenny was born in a small town
Everybody just standing around
They had bingo games and the raffle
Everybody chewing tobacco
Well she grew up kinda restless
All her boyfriends wanted to be dentists
Then she got a job at the truck stop
And she got old fast and never did what she want

She's only a person
Who doesn't know shit
Nothing happening
That's about it

NOTES:
Intro spoken by Steve Hanft

APPEARS ON:
Golden Feelings
Fresh Meat + Old Slabs

YEAR RELEASED:
1993

LENGTH:
7:11

WRITTEN BY:
Beck Hansen

PRODUCED BY:
Beck Hansen

PERFORMERS:
Beck Hansen
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals

Steve Hanft
Vocals

 
She came into town not looking for much
So when she found a hound dog she named him Dutch
But she got a job at the arcade taking quarters
But she was never too good at taking orders
So one day she stopped giving out the change
She kicked the boss in the shins and unplugged the games

Well she's only a person
Who doesn't know shit
There's nothing happening
That's about it

Well Jimmy was living in the heartland
The back porch slammed off his hand
He was drinking whiskey in the back patch
The place where he... when he was a kid he played catch

He thought he smelled some (???)
He saw his mom making (???) sauce
His back was covered with hair and moles
His house was burning like a thousand lost souls

Well he's only a person
Who doesn't know shit
Nothing happening
That's about it

NOTES:
As played on "The Larry Sanders Show."

APPEARS ON:
The Larry Sanders Show - Season 4

YEAR RELEASED:
1995

LENGTH:
2:31

WRITTEN BY:
Beck Hansen

PERFORMERS:
Beck Hansen
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar






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