if you ever make it back to Nashville
remember you have still got a friend
I'll meet you at the Parthenon
that's the place we always went

it's been so dull since you left Nashville
I've read the same books again & again
it makes me wish I wasn't bashful
when it comes to other men

but if I could have my way
Darling you'd come home

remember when you moved to Nashville
& the first time that we kissed
remember when your mother found us
remember that you're sorely missed

& when you make it back to Nashville
we'll forget all of your sins
& I still buy two pairs of everything
so when you come home you & I'll be twins

because if I could have my way
I wouldn't be alone


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    Song MeaningFrom an interview:

    "There's still a song about Nashville called "Nashville Parthenon" about cruising for gay sex at the Parthenon in Nashville. I went to The Parthenon and I just decided that it would be the best -- I don't know anything about Tennesee gay culture -- but if I was gay in Tennessee, this is where I would go to have anonymous sex. It's the fucking Parthenon! It would make so much sense."

    So there you go.
    RaygunShaunon April 30, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis is great greart great
    mohoon June 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLove the steel guitar.
    Shotgunnon September 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNote: The parthenon here in Nashville is known as a "secret" meeting place for homosexuals as I understand it.
    TheBMon December 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think its worth noting that live the breakdown after "darling, you'd come home" etc is a lot noisier, i'm not sure which i prefer. But the day trotter session is a nice halfway point between the two.
    tomStrangeloveon July 30, 2009   Link

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