Thursday, April 26, 2012

Elgin City Limits

I'm told that this one is biographical (though not autobiographical). I did some changing and re-arranging of the lyrics, so it might not now be about the same thing it was when William wrote it. Let's just say that it's about a traveling salesman, to protect the perhaps-not-so-innocent.

The "Elgin" in this song is Elgin, South Carolina, just NorthEast of Columbia.


Elgin City Limits
wmh - 3/2/2012

Spent a day there one week
Must have been on a losing streak
When I picked up a girl
On what seemed to be the main street

Where the traffic light, Lord
Don't try to slow me down
'Cause I'm more than ready to just up and leave this town

Knocked up and tongue-tied
Tryin' hard not to stare at the bride
'cause when Daddy comes home
I'll be redneck country-fried
She said she was eighteen
But she felt thirty strong
I could use a couple bucks, but some buckshot in my breeches might move me along


Times, they seem to change
Things get re-arranged
I fell for the gimmick
In the Elgin City Limits

Where the traffic light, Lord
Won't shine upon my crown
'Cause I'm thirty miles out, and no way I'm turning around

Knocked up and tongue-tied
Tryin' hard not to stare at the bride
'cause when Daddy comes home
I'll be redneck country-fried
She said she was eighteen
But she felt thirty strong
I could use a couple bucks, but some buckshot in my breeches might move me along
[repeat chorus]



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