"Sink Hole" as written by and Earl Hicks Patterson Hood....
I've always been a religious man, I've always been a religious man
But I met the banker and it felt like sin, he turned my bailout down
The Banker Man, he let into me, let into me, let into me
The Banker Man, he let into me and spread my name around
He thinks I ain't got a lick of sense cause I talk slow and my money's spent
Now, I ain't the type to hold it against, but he better stay off my farm
Cause it was my Daddy's and his Daddy's before
And his Daddy's before and his Daddy's before
Five generations and an unlocked door and a loaded burglar alarm.

Lots of pictures of my purdy family, lots of pictures of my purdy family
Lots of pictures of my purdy family in the house where I was born.
House has stood through five tornadoes,
Droughts, floods, and five tornadoes.
I'd rather wrassle an alligator than to face the Banker's scorn
'Cause he won't even look me in the eye
He just takes my land and apologize,
With pen, paper, and a friendly smile, he says the deed is done.
The sound you hear is my Daddy spinning, The sound you hear is my Daddy spinning
The sound you hear is my Daddy spinning over what the Banker done.

Like to invite him for some pot roast beef and mashed potatoes and sweet tea
Follow it up with some banana pudding and a walk around the farm
Show him the view from McGee Town Hill
Let him stand in my shoes and see how it feels
To lose the last thing on earth that's real
I'd rather lose my legs and arms

Bury his body in the old sink hole
Bury his body in the old sink hole
Bury his body in the old sink hole under cold November sky
Then damned if I wouldn't go to church on Sunday
Damned if I wouldn't go to church on Sunday
Damned if I wouldn't go to church on Sunday
And look the preacher in the eye.


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"Sink Hole" as written by Patterson Hood

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    General CommentWow - what a great song. Here's what Patterson Hood says about it:

    Patterson: "The Accountant", a short film by Ray McKinnon, inspired this song.
    The film is a very dark comedy about saving the family farm "by any means necessary".
    This incredible movie went on to win the 2002 Academy Award for Best Feature Short.
    We recorded Sink Hole live in one take our first day in the studio.

    The song itself tells a different story and utilizes the geography of my family's old homestead in North Alabama. At the foot of the McGee Town hill lays an actual thirty-foot deep sinkhole. In the end, the protagonist feels morally justified as he fantasizes about burying the foreclosing banker there.
    Uh_Andyon February 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwell Uh Andy pretty much summed up all my knowledge on this song... but if there was one band to take up Ronnie Van Zant's lyrical torch and Allen Collin's southern guitar riffs it would be Drive-By Truckers especially on this song... southern rock apparently is still alive, and i couldn't be happier
    onafridayon September 07, 2006   Link

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