Doublewide Blues

Posted by Rebecca

Tanille played me this song the other night, by Todd Snider.  Doublewide Blues.  Take a gander at the lyrics….  🙂

Doublewide Blues… I got the blues, Doublewide.

V-neck t-shirt, with a mustard stain.
Rollin’ up a hose, outside in the rain.
He’s been my neighbor since ’bout ’79.
‘Course he was in prison most of that time.

Ever since then he just ain’t been right.
His old lady works days and they fight most nights.
Laid off and blown off, pissed off on booze.
Doublewide blues.

Metallica song blasting from three trailers down.
It’s them cut off t-shirt nunchucks kids comin’ ’round.
Tonight they’ll get drunk, try to get laid
End up in a fight, out behind some arcade.

You know one of them little $#!*$ broke my window last spring,
I told his momma and she didn’t do anything.
She works two jobs, the boy runs loose.
Doublewide blues.

Doublewide Blues… I got the blues, Doublewide.

My buddy Jimmy, now his trailer’s cool –
He got him a deck with one of them blue plastic pools.
He works construction, builds speck homes
His old lady left him, now he’s down there alone.

My friend Anita, she loves him, but he don’t know,
He’s too busy chasin my neighbor’s wife, Flo.
Soap opera heaven without all the clues.
Doublewide blues.

Doublewide Blues… I got the blues, Doublewide.

Wild Bill, the manager, he keeps to himself.
The war took his smile, like ’em pills took his health.
Too old to run with the Klan anymore
Still got a Confederate flag hangin’ outside his door.

I sit here watchin’ all this nuthin’ go on.
I don’t get out much now since momma’s been gone.
Sometimes its nice, havin’ nuthin’ to lose.
Sometimes doublewide blues.

Doublewide Blues… I got the blues, Doublewide.

Take me home boys,
I think I’m drunk

I think the real reason he’s got the blues is because he lives in a doublewide.  Doublewides are for amateurs – Singlewide is the only way to go!

Rebecca Knabe

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