"Southern State" as written by and Rod/wood Stewart....
I am a blueblood I will admit that. I dance in blue shoes and wear a blue hat. Live in a blue house on a blue street, in a blue town by a blue creek. I write my blue songs with m blue pen. I sing the blue notes to my blue friends. Now I don't know that much about you but I like you because you are true blue.

I had a blue dream about a blue star. In it I drove there in a blue car. And when I got there I met a blue dog with a blue tongue, we had real fun. We bounced a blue ball. It broke a blue glass. We banged on blue drums and called it bluegrass. I guess the thing I'm trying to tell you is that it is best kid if you're true blue.

Once I had gangrene. I had it real bad. And so the Doc came with his black bag. I said "You know doc, I don't feel well. If you had a blue bag I think I'd get well." So he came right back with a blue sack. He said "Will this do?" I said, "Why not? Yeah."
That is how I am here today to tell you that it is best man to be true blue.

Out on the blue sea I sailed a blue ship. I had a first mate that always had blue lips. His name was Bluebeard. He had a weird twitch. We flew a blue flag up on a big stick. And we ate bluegill and we ate blue chips. Oh, I felt real blue eating that blue fish. Because there ain't much that I won't do unless it keeps me from being true blue.

Once in a blue moon there is a blue sky. I wear blue jeans and fly my blue kite. It hangs like a bluebird until the wind dies and then the tears pour out of my blue eyes. If it is your birthday we'll bake a blue cake and then we'll eat it off my blue plates. Because kid I don't know much about you but I like you because you're true blue.

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"Southern State" as written by Ronald David Wood Rod Stewart

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    General Commentthis song is great.

    p.s.more power to conor and winona! woo!
    hisfashi0non April 25, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about Maria Taylor...anyone knows for sure?
    dorareeveron April 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentmaybe it's introspective... seems like he does that in a few of his songs. plus the similarities to a messenger bird's song and the calendar hung itself, about being on tour and turning to girls he barely knows for love. plus i've heard him say before that the terms "you" and "i" are inter-changable in his songs
    nojoyinthison September 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTo be honest, I think this song is about Andy LeMaster of Now it's Overhead. It's all speculation, but the lyrics hint at a theme of self-deception and repression and not being who you are, not doing what you want. Andy LeMaster recently came out as gay - NIO's new album is about self-acceptance and, basically, about sexual self-discovery. And, he's from Georgia - a southern state. the lines that stood out for me on that theme would be the bit about "a girl you barely know" and....the conviction "that there is something that she knows" and the bars with people that "try as you try and you still can't relate to them." Other big ones: "Are you who you say you are?" and "Is this really what you want?" you know. all the typical lines. woo!
    BillyLiaron September 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm thinking Maria based on the hints about it being about a girl. And Maria is from a southern state, and sings..
    promisexkepton March 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think hes singing about himself.
    thehappysongon March 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwow...
    this song was beautiful.
    now its unbelievably tragic yet gorgeous.
    interchanging the yous and i's makes all the difference.
    forgetmynameon April 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI've been to 5 concerts over the last few months and he's never mentioned anything about anyone. He introduces it the same every single time. I like that he played a country western song for his mother when he was playing in IU Bloomington a couple months ago.

    I don't have the slightest clue about the song right now. Or at least I'm not going to state what I think/feel right now. Listen to the trumpet, you'll die inside.
    jvenrickon December 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFirst time I heard this song was on the live release Motion Sickness.

    On Motion Sickness, Bright Eyes I think uses 'bars are filled with people you can't hate'

    Is this the same for the recorded version?
    lyricwebon January 31, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"bars are filled with people you can't hate" is the correct lyrics britt daniel and conor should date that would be hott with two "t's"
    V Sliceon February 05, 2006   Link

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