"Alabama Acres" as written by and Kevin Patrick Devine....
So there's hundreds of auburn Alabama acres,
With rows of red roofs over warm farmer's daughters
Who've got no intention of inviting me in.
Space shines all above me so I settle myself under it.

When I wake up, I'm back in my crowed city apartment,
With some random men doing work off in the kitchen.
They're stacking mattresses up now from the ceiling down to the floor.
My father's sick in the hallway.

I hear him whistling under door.
I rush to lift him, but you all know I'm weak,
And you know that he's heavy.
There's no blood in his cheeks,

But he's smiling straight at me.
I ask the thickest of the workers,
"Would you please come and help me out?"
He comes ambling over and says,

"Sir, I love how your whistling sounds."
So now we drag him through the kitchen to the living room
And down on the carpet.
He says, "Son, I'm embarrassed,

But the sides of my head hurt.
I just know that I'm tired and I could surely use some rest."
I tear a mattress down for him and I say,
"Here Dad. Sleep some on this."

I wake for real, and it's over.
I'm alone in the acres,
And my dad is still dead.
So if you're underneath one of those rooftops,

Look out your window and invite me on in,
Cause it's cold and I'm lonely,
And I could sure use a friend.


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"Alabama Acres" as written by Kevin Patrick Devine

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    General CommentSaddest song ever.
    rocksolidgurlon September 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti came across this song when my best friend was put in a coma.

    it honestly changed my perspective on everything.
    rep_kansason October 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me want to be a better person.
    electedon February 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is beautiful.

    I don't think much explanation of the song's meaning is necessary - it's pretty straightforward.
    ScarletStarletton April 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIf this is actually how it happened I have a tremendous amount of respect for him for just having the ability to sing this at all.
    wishiwerelacyon November 01, 2010   Link
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    General Commentsaw him last night in Louisiana. Talked after the show & I told him that I knew at some point he'd make me cry during the night (which he did), but if he had played this song for some reason, I would have become a wreck. So much emotion & pain. Every time I hear it my eyes well up with tears. Easily one of my favorite songs ever.
    cornbreadturneron March 24, 2011   Link

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