"Acuff-Rose" as written by and Jeffrey Scott Tweedy....
Early in the morning, sometimes late at night
Sometimes I get the feeling that everything's alright
Early in the evening, sometimes in the day
Sometimes I get the feeling everything's okay
Because everything cuts against the tide
When you're by my side
Name me a song that everybody knows
And I'll bet you it belongs to Acuff-Rose
Children in the playground, the folks in the home
Anybody anywhere who's ever been alone
Because everything cuts against the tide
When I hear that sound


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"Acuff-Rose" as written by Jeffrey Scott Tweedy Jeff Tweedy

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    General CommentTo me, having grown up listening to Roy Acuff, among other traditional artists, this song speaks of the peace you feel when you hear that old music. When I hear the old songs, an image of a quiet living room, cool breeze moving the sheers in the windows, dimly lit, quiet conversations, tree frogs and crickets, voices of relatives who are now in the grave. I think this song speaks of that feeling. Beautiful!
    leighannh2on May 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song refers to the Acuff-Rose music publishing company started by Roy Acuff and Nashville industry man/talent scout/songwriter Fred Rose. Fred Rose was wise enough to sign some unknown from Alabama named Hank Williams. Also, the Louvin Brothers (who had UT cover their "Atomic Power") was also published by Acuff-Rose. The song is probably more about the Louvins, and is likely why the song has such a prominent mandolin (which Ira Louvin played).
    NESooneron December 13, 2007   Link

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