Standing on the front porch,
looking left and looking right
The bloodhounds out to get me,
I already feel the bite
The rules of the road state,
to hate those who hate
Sleeping in wet coffins,
frozen warnings melt away

But you say no to me,
just quit saying no to me
Just stop saying no to me,
500 times a day see

The billboards on the highway,
are the prophets of today
The roadkill speaks in poems
through ads and through campaigns
The warden has his rifle,
and the sniper's like an owl
I'm hiding in the tall grass
with God and Vernon Howell

But you say no to me,
yes you say no to me
Just quit saying no to me,
500 times a day see


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    General CommentI think this song is from the perspective of the religious-right. How they flourish in Texas and how they are hated there as well.
    pluckynoonezon June 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThat sounds reasonable. The billboards he's referring to could be those -God billboards, that sort of thing.

    Vernon Howell was the central figure in the Waco incident with the FBI. In that situation, a religious sect was prosecuted by the law, and ended up all dying.

    So, the narrator, God, and religous fanatics are all hiding in the grass together, from the lawmen, or perhaps secular society in general.
    Davmanduon June 08, 2012   Link

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