"Hell No, I Ain't Happy" as written by and Patterson Hood....
There's a lot of bad wood underneath the veneer
She's an overnight sensation after twenty five years
Sharp fast curves, power steering
Unroll that twenty, buy me some beer
Ain't too bad, too bad at all, pick up the phone if I ever call
Hell no, I ain't happy.

There's a pretty little girl outside the van window
'Bout eighty cities down, eight hundred to go
Six crammed in, we ain't never alone
Never homesick, ain't got no home
Check my mail if you would please, Jenn
Collect my things till I'm in town again
Hell No, I ain't happy.

But I get a little closer everyday
Gonna be a long time till I'm back your way.

I've seen just how much I can stand
One night in Kansas City, we thought about killing a man
Seen my number fly by on Interstate Ten
Seen the mountains of Montana at seven am.
And I keep it all together for the sake of the kids
Got your fine-ass self on the back of my lids
Hell no, I ain't happy.
But I ain't too crappy, too crappy at all.


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"Hell No, I Ain't Happy" as written by Patterson Hood

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    Song MeaningThis is one of my favorite songs. Obviously it is about the Drive By Truckers touring hard through some rough times. I have heard rumors about the man they thought about killing in Kansas City but don't know the truth for sure. The "Jenn" referred to is the band's friend/webmaster. The van they traveled in back then was called "The Freedom" if I remember correctly.
    BlastBobon December 16, 2008   Link

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