Can my brother sit in? (X2)

Well there's a hole in the band and
as a favor to Cassie
we'll let her brother come and jam.
If he ain't no good,
we'll just leave him right out of the mix.
But he proceeded to give some tired mules a coupla kicks

Two weeks later,
and brothers in the band.
Two more weeks a live album in the can.
Expect we'll all be in his shadow one day.
That boys a writin' and playin' fool.
We're the guitar army again.
There ain't nothin that we can't do

(chorus)
Cassie's brother was an okie boy.
Played guitar just like a god
Write you a song and sing it too.
Music so fine it makes you feel brand new.

Two years later,
Street Survivors hit the shelves.
Beyond expectation, sounding better than ourselves.
Just wanna keep playing
As long as we possibly can

(repeat chorus)


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    General CommentThis song tells the story of Steve Gaines and Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Cassie Gaines was one of the Honkettes, Skynyrd's female backup singers. Steve Gaines was her brother, and she lobbied the band on his behalf after Ed King left. He played on their live album, One More From The Road, and final studio album, Street Survivors. Not only did he write or co-write many of the songs on that album, he sang lead on "Ain't No Good Life" and duetted with Ronnie Van Zant on "You Got That Right". Ronnie was quoted saying they would "all be in his shadow one day".

    Both Cassie and Steve died in the Skynyrd plane crash in 1977, as did Ronnie.
    SuperstarMouseon July 27, 2017   Link

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