Meet me out past the cottonwoods, where we ran as kids
Straight out past the cemetery, where the river turns to ditch
This car I'm driving can't drive me fast enough
Thirty miles of potholed roads got me shaking like a drunk

Straight back, far away, a long ways from here
Just south of nowhere

Static on the radio gave out five miles back
And I'm singing some old Marshalls song, just for laughs
My head aches from cigarettes, my eyes are edged with sleep
Meet out past the muddy ditch, beneath the palos veres trees

Straight back, far away, a long ways from here
Just south of nowhere

Monday morning takes me back to where I have to be
Full of half-assed promises, this shit just ain't for me
Meet me out past the cottonwoods, where we ran as kids
Straight out past the cemetery, where the river turns to ditch

Straight back, far away, a long ways from here
Just south of nowhere...


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    General CommentIncorrect lyric, sorta :

    "...beneath the palos veres trees."

    It should read

    "Palo Verda trees."

    The Palo Verda is a tree in Arizona, where the Gin Blossoms hail from IIRC.

    I think it's about getting back together with a friend and remembering childhood, looking for a break from the life of being an adult.
    magicmanx9on November 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentbesides relationships, this is the other running gb theme- escaping the daily monotony. this song is about reminising and trying to relive your youth. just south of nowhere tells of trying to get away from the normal 9-5 routine and trying to remember what it was like to be carefree. this song also contains a reference to one of gb's great muscial influences- marshall crenshaw.
    GinBlossomson January 15, 2006   Link

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