There's a lot of bad wood underneath the veneer
She's an overnight sensation after twenty five years
Sharp fast curves, power steering
Unroll that twenty, buy me some beer
Ain't too bad, too bad at all, pick up the phone if I ever call
Hell no, I ain't happy.

There's a pretty little girl outside the van window
'Bout eighty cities down, eight hundred to go
Six crammed in, we ain't never alone
Never homesick, ain't got no home
Check my mail if you would please, Jenn
Collect my things till I'm in town again
Hell No, I ain't happy.

But I get a little closer everyday
Gonna be a long time till I'm back your way.

I've seen just how much I can stand
One night in Kansas City, we thought about killing a man
Seen my number fly by on Interstate Ten
Seen the mountains of Montana at seven am.
And I keep it all together for the sake of the kids
Got your fine-ass self on the back of my lids
Hell no, I ain't happy.
But I ain't too crappy, too crappy at all.

Lyrics submitted by discgo

Hell No, I Ain't Happy Lyrics as written by Patterson Hood


Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Hell No, I Ain't Happy song meanings
Add Your Thoughts


sort form View by:
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis is one of my favorite songs. Obviously it is about the Drive By Truckers touring hard through some rough times. I have heard rumors about the man they thought about killing in Kansas City but don't know the truth for sure. The "Jenn" referred to is the band's friend/webmaster. The van they traveled in back then was called "The Freedom" if I remember correctly.
    BlastBobon December 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song. I can completely relate to being both so angry that you think about "killing a man" one night and then -- one time zone away -- being calmed by the seven am beauty of the "mountains of Montana".
    MaxDemboon December 02, 2018   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top