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Leechville

Leechville

Take a sip of whiskey
Drink another beer
We can travel around the world
And never have to leave here

Makes me high

We got movies rented
Pizza on the way
A big ol’ couch to sit upon
And tomorrow’s Saturday

Makes me smile

Chorus:
You’ll be eighteen tomorrow
I haven’t had a job in years
It’s Friday night in Leechville
It doesn’t get any better than this

Take a sip of whiskey
Drink another beer
I’m gonna turn my life around
When isn’t exactly clear

Drives me wild

Cat shit on the carpet
Garbage in the yard
We need to clean this place up
But I hate to work that hard

My oh my

Chorus:
You’ll be eighteen tomorrow
I haven’t had a job in years
It’s Friday night in Leechville
It doesn’t get any better than this

Bridge:
One day we’ll have some babies
Four girls and three boys
We’ll buy them seven suits to wear
Maybe move to Illinois

Chorus:
You’ll be eighteen tomorrow
I haven’t had a job in years
It’s Friday night in Leechville
It doesn’t get any better than this

Copyright Kent Newsome and Ronnie Jeffrey
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Kent’s Songs A-Z – Leechville

This week’s song is Leechville. It’s a bossa nova number I co-wrote with Ronnie Jeffrey. You can hear the MP3:

I wrote this one after reading the book Liar’s Club. The town in that book is actually called Leechfield, but when I wrote the title, I misrembered and called it Leechville. This is, so far, the only bossa nova song in my catalog, but I have to admit that I love the combination of the classy music and the trashy words.

Bonus Song: Speaking of songs and books. I am reading Dixie Lullaby right now and in the book the author mentions this album, one of my favorite obscure records from the 1970s. I liked that record so much I actually wrote a song about one of the characters in one of the songs on the record. Here’s that MP3:

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    Kent Newsome (BMI) is a recorded songwriter who has been writing songs for over thirty years. He writes traditional country, alt. country, rock and blues. He has written songs on commercial recordings throughout the United States and Europe.

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    Err Bear Music, Inc. (BMI) (in this case Err rhymes with her) is a publishing company Kent Newsome formed in 1977, when his first song was recorded. Err Bear Music continues to administer the majority of Kent's catalog. If you're looking for some great songs for your next recording project, listen you our full length online demos via the Song Index pages above, or request a demo MP3. We'll send you some great songs for your next record.

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