Watching TV just makes me sad
Too many people treating people too bad
There's no hope
My old lady, she sure gonna be mad
I just spent the last 50 bucks we had
On bad dope

East Nashville skyline
Crossing over to a state of mind
Leaving all my troubles way behind
That old Cumberland River
East Nashville skyline
Discount cigarettes, liquor, and wine
Anywhere, any time we deliver

I'm still mad about the Slow Bar
I guess that's the way things are
Something good comes along
Then it's gone
Kinda like the Phoenix Radio
We used to listen and where did it go?
It went off of the air so that more Sheryl Crow
Could c'mon, c'mon

East Nashville skyline
Crossing over to a state of mind
Leaving all my troubles way behind
That old Cumberland River
East Nashville skyline
Discount cigarettes, liquor, and wine
Anywhere, any time we deliver

Crossing the river, we play 'em our songs
They're probably right when they say we're all wrong for these days
So much for money, so much for "big"
Who needs the trouble, man, there's always a gig
At the Cafe, the Radio Cafe

East Nashville skyline
Crossing over to a state of mind
Leaving all my troubles way behind
That old Cumberland River
East Nashville skyline
Discount cigarettes, liquor, and wine
Anywhere, any time we deliver



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    General CommentPrefer the live version from "The Storyteller" than the studio version on the outtake CD.

    Great line: "So much for money, so much for "big", Who needs the trouble, man, there's always a gig"

    Also like "so that more Sheryl Crow could c'mon, c'mon" which is a play on her album title from the 90s.
    dascotton April 15, 2016   Link
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    General CommentIm so upset about the radio cafe
    kjoyoon April 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWoody Guthrie begat Bob Dylan; Bob Dylan begat Gram Parsons; All three begat Todd Snider.
    Sensei24on April 06, 2017   Link

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