"Never Gonna' Change" as written by and Jason Isbell....
Let this be a lesson to you girl: Don't come around where you know you don't belong.
They're riding on the avenue and probably coming after you and they all look mean and strong.
Mean and strong like liquor.
Mean and strong like fear.
Strong like the people from South Alabama and mean like the people from here.
Take it from me We ain't never gonna change.

Daddy used to empty out his shotgun shells and fill 'em full of black-eyed peas.
He'd aim real low and tear out your ankles or rip right through your knees.
There ain't much traffic on the highway. There ain't much traffic on the lake.
The ATF and the ABI got everything they could take.
Take it from me They didn't take it from me.

We ain't never gonna change.
We ain't doin' nothin' wrong.
We ain't never gonna change
So shut your mouth and play along.

I thought about going in the army. I thought about going overseas.
I wouldn't have trouble with a piss test; only problem is my bad left knee.
My brother got picked up at Parker's, got him a ride in a new Crown Vic.
They said that he was movin' on a federal level but they couldn't really make it stick.
Take it from me

We ain't never gonna change.
We ain't doin' nothin' wrong.
We ain't never gonna change
So shut your mouth and play along.

You can throw me in the Colbert County jailhouse.
You can throw me off the Wilson Dam
But there ain't much difference in the man I wanna be and the man I really am.

We ain't never gonna change.


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"Never Gonna Change" as written by Jason Isbell

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    General CommentCant believe this song has not been commented....this song is an anthem for many people(me anyways) from north alabama. I have seen the Colbert County Jailhouse.........they say that jail is jail wherever you go, but i believe i would rather be in a mexican jail than Colbert Co. one
    walther1on April 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the economic laws of supply and demand, and the government's attempt to stop them. The narrator is moves drug. 'There ain't much traffic on the highway, there ain't much traffic on the lake' because the enforcement agencies took a lot of it. The narrator says that they didn't take any of his stuff, and he's still going strong. He also says his brother got a ride in a new crown vic, which is a standard police car. He was charged, but not convicted of moving on a federal level. The narrator says you can lock him up or kill him, but he'll keep selling drugs no matter what.
    bkabbotton May 08, 2011   Link

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