The Kid

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The idea for this one came to me while doing a little grocery shopping when I lived in Tulsa, which I hardly ever did. My diet there consisted mostly of $5 Hot & Ready pizzas from Little Caesars and beer. There's a picture floating around somewhere of an embarrassing number of sacrificed pizza boxes that accumulated in the dining room of my old roommate and I's apartment to prove it. But I digress. While shopping, I thought I saw a girl I knew from back home, which I knew wasn't possible because I was half way across the country, and folks from my hometown, usually tend to stay in my hometown. She had a kid with her, and I conjured up this fictional story around the thought.

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I saw you today, at least I thought I did
Told myself it couldn't be, you didn't have a little kid
I hear you never settled down, after I was gone
But you weren't the kind to sleep around,
and you didn't make him on your own

Well, he's got his momma's eyes, and I recognize that smile
It's like I'm looking back at me, when I was just a child
I heard the rumors way back then, you swore they all were lies
You said you wouldn't have a kid, with a heart as cold as mine

I guess there's just some things that you can't walk away from
Just some things that can't be un-done.
I guess there's just some things that you can't walk away from

Tell me, how was I to know? What am I supposed to do now?
You know you should've told me so,
We could've made it work out some how
Instead you watched me leave, you chased me out the door
You said don't worry about me, I'll see the doctor tomorrow

I guess there's just some things that you can't walk away from
Just some things that can't be un-done.
I guess there's just some things that you can't walk away from

credits

from Still Go On, released April 22, 2014
Lance Howell- Guitars, Vocals, Harmonica
Jacob Riley- Bass
Dalton Corbett- Drums
Colton Doll- Keys

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BIG SHOALS Gainesville, Florida

Hailing from the deep South in Gainesville, FL, Big Shoals has staked their claim as a serious band with a range that goes from all out rock and roll to a beautiful whisper. With thought provoking lyrics and songs that stick in your head and hold on for days, they've been roaming around the South for the past 2 years. Going to any town with a barstool, a stage and a few kind folks to listen. ... more

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