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This is Todd's take on the day San Diego Padres pitcher Dock Ellis pitched a no hitter whilst tripping on LSD back in 1984. It's also proof positive why Todd is one of the best songwriters making music today.

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It’s Decoration Day.

And I’ve a mind to roll a stone on his grave.

But what would he say.

“Keeping me down, boy, won’t keep me away”.

It’s Decoration Day.

And I knew the Hill Boys would put us away,

but my Daddy wasn’t afraid.

He said “We’ll fight till the last Lawson’s last living day”

I never knew how it all got started

a problem with Holland before we were born

and I don’t know the name of that boy we tied down

and beat till he just couldn’t walk anymore.

But I know the caliber in Daddy’s chest

and I know what Holland Hill drives.

The state let him go, but I guess it was best

cause nobody needs all us Lawsons alive.

Daddy said one of the boys had come by

the Lumber Man’s favorite son.

He said, “Beat him real good but don’t dare let him die

and if you see Holland Hill run.

Now I said, “they ain’t give us trouble no more

that we ain’t brought down on ourselves”

But a chain on my back and my ear to the floor

and I’ll send all the Hill Boys to hell.

It’s Decoration Day

and I’ve got a family in Mobile Bay

and they’ve never seen my Daddy’s grave.

But that don’t bother me, it ain’t marked anyway.

Cause I got dead brothers in Lauderdale south

and I got dead brothers in east Tennessee.

My Daddy got shot right in front of his house

he had no one to fall on but me.

It’s Decoration Day

and I’ve got a mind to go spit on his grave.

If I was a Hill, I’d have put him away

and I’d fight till the last Lawson’s last living day.

I’d fight till the last Lawson’s last living day.

I’d fight till the last Lawson’s last living day.

Lyrics and Music by Jason Isbell

© 2002 House of Fame Music (BMI)

Jason This was the first song I wrote after joining the band, and it uses a fictional protagonist to tell a story that's rumored to be true. If a fight goes on long enough, it can be impossible to remember who started it.

I really love the coda. Barbe and the boys turned it into a tornado.

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Some vids I like:

Beatles-Something

:peace:,

Jo

Pagemccartney95' I like those videos, but my most fav is 1. Yardbirds, :wub: :wub: ;)

I love the Yardbirds music - so moving and you just want to listen and listen.....

and I have come to know of this Band, someone has introduced me to this Name couple days ago

Traffic

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Pagemccartney95' I like those videos, but my most fav is 1. Yardbirds, :wub: :wub: ;)

I love the Yardbirds music - so moving and you just want to listen and listen.....

and I have come to know of this Band, someone has introduced me to this Name couple days ago

Traffic

Ditto. :D Yardbirds were/are underappreciated, which is sad considering they launched the careers of 3 amazing guitarists.

Traffic is a really good band. Won't say I'm a major fan, but I like some of their stuff.

Anyways, here are some more of my favorite vids:

Led Zeppelin-Since I've Been Loving You

Beatles-You've Got to Hide Your Love Away

Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page-Beck's Bolero/Immigrant Song/Peter Gunn Theme

:peace:,

JO

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