"Annie" as written by and Mathew Kearney....
I'm caught in a moment out in the rain
Tell me there's something we can say
Help me to find a light
Something that's worth living
Shes walking the back beat out in the grave
Tell me there's something we can change
Help me to find my way back down

'Cause Annie's got to get out
Before she never can
Were chasing for the ceiling
I'm grabbing for her hand
Were calling on a thin phone line, tonight
Cause Annie's got to get out

Holding the line from the back of the car
Miles and miles from where you are
Maye the hardest things are the dreams that we've been given
And you scream and you sing and you shout
There one way in and there's one way out
Help me to find my way back down

'Cause Annie's got to get out
Before she never can
Were chasing for the ceiling
I'm grabbing for her hand
Were calling on a thin phone line, tonight
'Cause Annie's got to get out

There's one love in the morning
Add three days in the grave
Fall back in the evening
Now our lives will change

I'm caught in a moment out in the rain
Tell me there's something we can say
Help me to find my way back down

'Cause Annie's got to get out
Before she never can
Were chasing for the ceiling
I'm grabbing for her hand
Were calling on a thin phone line, tonight
'Cause Annie's got to get out
Oh Annie's got to get out
We sing


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"Annie" as written by Mathew Kearney

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    General CommentThis is interesting, just because I know two different people named Annie, and this song reminds me of both of them. I live in a small college town, so a large percentage of my high school's graduating class just filters into the college. So Annie and Annie both wanted to get out, rather than get stuck being townies for life. One of them got out--she's going to college on the other side of the country. The other Annie didn't make it out. She's going to school in town. But they both had this "gotta get out" mindset, so this makes me think of them.
    icesk8ngurlon July 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIn the interview featured on his website, Mat Kearney talked about "Annie":

    "Annie was... I wrote in the back of the van on the way home from like a really dirty venue in Indianapolis. It was like one of those places where... I remember there was this girl in the front row that just kept blowing smoke in my face, the whole show. It felt fitting. There was a girl named Annie who told me her story about having to leave her parents and the city of Salt Lake City and just the pain that she had to get out of, she had to get out for her own health, and (????), and this whole story unfolded in my head and became this song, that I found myself in and some of my things, in those times where you're having to get out of certain areas or painful places. That song wrote itself, like, in 10 minutes, I wrote it."
    cmmmicon May 13, 2009   Link

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