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Southern Girl

from Arms Around The River by Krister Axel



This song was already written in my head by the time I walked to my car on Cahuenga, just getting out of a Gary Jules concert at the Hotel Cafe.


I got this Nashville song
in this Nashville style
about some southern girl
and her southern smile
the same three words
they don't mean so much
she says 'I'll be gone
but I'll stay in touch...'

You're leaving soon
so this won't take long
but if I'm so right
what if I'm still wrong?
so don't waste my time
unless you take me home
to some Nashville house
in some Nashville storm

you walk with the razor burn
red like a rose from the south
you've got it all figured out
for the next hundred days
so be who you want to be
baby I want you free
whenever you come
you come to me
you know what I want
I've been waiting so long

walk with me
you can be my friend
it's hard enough
just to catch my breath
I feel this love
and I don't know why
for some southern girl
and her southern smile


from Arms Around The River, released September 7, 2007


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Krister Axel New York

Hi, my name is Krister Axel. I am a roots-rock veteran of the indie music scene, and I have a degree in Poetry. I am a published lyricist, composer, and songwriter. I started playing piano in White Plains, New York because our black upright piano fascinated me and my sisters hated their piano lessons. That was in the 80's and I have never stopped writing songs.
My music blog is called CHILLFILTR.
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