Is there a better life in Tennessee?
Is there a better piece of peace for me?
Do all the country singers strum through amps with tubes?
Does the lap steel sound out rounder than the moon?
I want a better life in Tennessee
'Cause I've been there.
I was under the impression that regression was inevitable
Your heart starts beating then learns how to be venerable
And then the clock starts turning
your words start burning so hot that it feels cold
And then like before you were born
no more beats
It stops when you're old.
But I'm on top of the world here -
No more regret and there's no fear -
I just wish I could see the stage,
'cause I am underage,
I wonder if they will even
Let me play?