Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Song That Mentions Meridian - Redux

"Red Dirt Girl" Emmylou Harris

"I think this was hovering over the highway and I "drove over it." I am very, very inspired by the sound of words, and the names of places are so melodic and beautiful. I was passing through Meridian on my way down to record in New Orleans and that's what started it." — Emmylou

Emmylou is a favorite. At 63 years old, she could still break up a happy home. Yeah, mine. I think it's that she likes dogs, too.

If you know a song that more prominently mentions our hometown, tell me and I'll swap it out. But, for now, "across the line and a little southeast of Meridian".

Great lyrics:
"But one thing they don't tell you about the blues
When you got em
You keep on falling cause there ain't no bottom
There ain't know end."

Complete lyrics for "Red Dirt Girl"

1 comment:

Martha Markline Hopkins said...

My daughter and I saw Emmy Lou at a music store in Nashville, and talked with her. She's a warm individual, as well as being so beautiful at her age.