"Talihina Sky" as written by and Nathan/followill Followill....
Weeds blow tall on a broken train track
Ruth B. draws, we're fixin' to get high
Maybe we'll hit the bluffs
And find ourselves the same old rum

But everybody says this place is beautiful
And you'd be so crazy to say goodbye
But everything's the same, this town is pitiful
And I'll be gettin' out as soon as I can fly

Life goes by on a Talihina sky
The hopped up boys are lookin' for their trouble
The knocked up girls, well, they've all got their share
Ruth seems out of her mind, swears she won't give in this time

But everybody says this place is beautiful
And you'd be so crazy to say goodbye
But everything's the same, this town is pitiful
And I'll be gettin' out as soon as I can fly

Life goes by on a Talihina sky
Life goes by on a Talihina sky

But everybody says this place is beautiful
And you'd be so crazy to say goodbye
But everything's the same, this town is pitiful
And I'll be gettin' out as soon as I can fly

Life goes by on a Talihina sky
Life goes by on a Talihina sky


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"Talihina Sky" as written by Ivan Nathan Followill Anthony Caleb Followill

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  • +5
    General CommentI love reading about how all of you guys relate to this song because I'm from the same town they're from. I graduated the same year as one of the guys but I went to a different high school.
    This song really epitomizes that town. I hated living there. I lived in that region before, but my family had just moved from up-state New York. We ended up settling. I think that's where the line "everyone says this town is beautiful and you'd be so crazy to say goodbye." It's the kind of town you settle in. Obviously, the singer didn't want to be in this town. I sure as hell didn't.
    All I could ever think about were ways that I could get out of that place. My friends and I would pass the time getting stoned and drunk when we could find the occasion. Two of my best friends married right out of high school and had kids. My senior year FIVE girls were pregnant and two that I had graduated with had already had at least one kid.
    I never got into any of that, but it always seemed so easy to. I often referred to the place as "the black hole" because no matter how badly you wanted to leave, it just always seemed easier to stay.
    It's just a perfect rendition of the urge and determination there is to get out of the city and not be stuck there like everyone else is. It makes you wanna do something with your life.
    mothenateron August 23, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI can't believe you think calebs voice is annoying!!! especially on trani!! calebs voice is responsible for part of what makes the band so amazing. I don't know if you remember trani live, but it is f*cking amazing. find a bootleg on happyalone.com or something, and give it another shot...it's incredible. oh, and I've met them and I don't remember caleb being that short...and he wasn't fussy at all! he was wearing a wife beater and jeans during the show.
    goldenfallinghardon March 28, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSTOP TAKING THE PISS OUT OF HIS VOICE.
    It's music, it's art...it's great!!

    I sometimes feel like the lyrics from this song, apart from I live on an estate in North-East England which certainly is not beautiful and nobody loves it.
    It would be nice to get out when the time eventually comes...

    Think he's singing from experience again?
    *mona*lisa*smile*on February 02, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song really means a lot to me. i relate to it so much living in such a small town myself. nobody in my town is like me. i feel out of place here. i bartend in the only bar in town so i deal with rednecks and assholes almost everyday. all my friends live in different towns. all we do around here is get drunk and fucked up on just about anything we can get our hands on. my fav line in the song is "but everything's the same. this town is pitiful. and i'll be gettin' out as soon as i can fly."
    brokendrum85on March 10, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti use to think this song was optimistic about getting out of your town, until i finally picked up that he says "fly" after 'as soon as i can'. To me, that means he knows he'll never get out. It fits more that way for me because it is rather a sad song, but such a great sad song :)
    rolling_with_iton November 19, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentnow that i think about it even how he mentions "the broken train track" in the first line, not only is he addressing maybe a worn out or broken down place but also that the train cannot run out of town.. further holding him hostage in the town
    barberokon January 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy hasn't anyone commented on this amazing band? This song's lyrics are so meaningful too. The singer's just depressed about life in his little town, where everyone around him just seems to be running themselves into the ground, and while everyone around him seems to love it, he doesn't feel right there, and wants to leave quick.
    Wrapidon June 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah, im also surprised no ones commented. theyre a pretty damn good band, although sometimes calebs overly slurred together vocals do get on my nerves (aka trani), actually caleb himself is kind of, not necessarily annoying, but yeah, a little annoying. i saw them open for the strokes in october (and actually ended up meeting both bands through sheer luck), and everytime calebs hair got out of place he stopped playing and smoothed it out, and he did that every couple of minutes throughout their set. okay, i spose thats not so very annoying, but it IS really funny watching a singer groom himself when the rest of the band is rocking out. also, he was wearing a scarf and boots with pretty high heels/platforms for a guy because hes so short. haha, sorry, i swear i do think this band is great despite my making fun of them, and sorry im really not commenting on talihina sky (great hidden track), but if you ever get to see caleb fuss over his appearance on stage, you'll understand just how funny it is.
    PJ10on June 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's just like a plain white t-shirt, you know like a tank top for guys. you've seen em'. we like to call them "wife beaters" down here in the south, lol (I'm from texas). haha, so caleb would be familiar with the term. anyway, they're basically called wife beaters cause' rednecks are notorious for wearing them.
    goldenfallinghardon July 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song does mean quite a lot to me because i have the same feeling about my town...its empty its boring everyone is wasting there life hanging around doing nothing and i want to leaveeee go to the city where its full of life!!!!! but the small problem is i have to finish school before i can move out! damn nation!

    Stay cool
    wasted-timeon April 04, 2006   Link

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