"Hudson Commodore" as written by and Jason Isbell....
Time between the glory days and the golden years
She did the work of twenty able men
Sent Tommy off to school to be an engineer
And Sarah went to try out all the sins

She took to taking tea out in the Belvedere
Bourbon in the evenings by the fire
As if the Great Depression never made it here
As if she had defeated her desire

She just wanted to ride in a Delahaye 135
She just wanted to ride in a Hudson Commodore
No need to worry anymore

A doctor then a lawyer then a Roosevelt
Tried to take her underneath their wing
Well, she was in her twenties in the Bible Belt
Before she knew she didn't need a thing

She didn't need their pity on a single girl
She didn't need their help to raise the brew
She wouldn't be returning to her daddy's world
She didn't want a better attitude

She just wanted to ride in a Delahaye 135
She just wanted to ride in a Hudson Commodore
No need to worry anymore

She just wanted to ride in a Delahaye 135
She just wanted to ride in a Hudson Commodore
No need to worry anymore


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"Hudson Commodore" as written by Jason Isbell

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    General Comment"As if she had defeated her desire"

    This line kills me. Once again Isbell squeezes somebody's life story and their general outlook on life into 2 verses and a chorus. One of my favorite songs on "Something More Than Free".
    SingSongSamon September 19, 2015   Link

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