"Salina" as written by and Timothy Seth Avett Robert William Crawford....
Salina, I'm as nowhere as I can be
Could you add some somewhere to
Ahh Kansas, I'm kneeling, ah Kansas, please

Cleveland I ain't never felt nothing so strong
Been believin' the words to my song
Ohio I'm leaving, Ohio I'm Gone

From town to town and state to state
There's people everywhere that try to capture us
We stole the cash and left our names
And almost slipped in Indianapolis
The rain it fell, the story went on
The rain it fell, and we got gone

Poughkeepsie hang up the telephone
I won't answer your phone calls no more
New York, quit calling, New York let me be

I'm changing the plans I've been setting on
I'm scared by the way that my life's getting gone
Carolina, one day I'll, someday I'll come home

Home, home


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"Salina" as written by Scott Yancey Avett Robert William Crawford

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    General CommentThis obviously seems to be about touring - with the towns mentioned being concert venues - and how it can affect your life. The most intriguing line to me is Poughkeepsie, because I went to college there. It really leaves you with a feeling of how disillusioning touring can be. And it leaves me wondering what the hell happened in Poughkeepsie.
    andrewjtolandon June 19, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe uptempo part of this song is possibly my favorite part of the entire cd and even now that its been almost a year having this cd I find myself singing it during the day.
    tropicaltboneon August 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow come no one has even commented on the avett bros? these guys are super. and this is definitely one of the best trax off 'emotionalism'

    and not to mention
    they play a meeeean live show!
    emotianon May 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree.
    farewell2RMSon November 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthey are an amazing band. they were at echo project
    ShepherdFon October 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIs Rochester New York okay to come to? I would love to see these guys live!
    DJIrishBrownson June 11, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI know this album has been out a long time now, but it came up on my iPod today and I was prompted to look it up. I agree with the previous posts--clearly this is a song about their lives on the road as traveling musicians. The line I love in this song, however is

    "Changing the plans that I've been setting on/ I'm scared by the way that my life is getting gone/Carolina, one day I'll, someday I'll come home"

    The older I get, the faster life does indeed seem to pass by and the more I yearn to be at home with friends and family. Sadly, like them, work often keeps me away from where my heart is. I suspect they were feeling the same way.
    Trainmanon November 07, 2014   Link

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