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She was fresh out of college,
first one in her family to go.
And California seemed like Heaven.
Pulaski, Tennessee was her home.
She worked on losing her Southern accent
and turned her back on her Baptist ways.
She bought some clothes that barely covered
her fair-skinned body and went to Nashville and caught a plane.
Well the clouds they rushed beneath her
as the L.A. smog filled the air.
She smiled when the airlock opened
and the Pacific breeze blew through her hair.
She thought about the boys from Alabama.
Who came into town every Friday night
and drank beer out of great big glass quart bottles.
And left a trail of blood and tears behind.
She thought the men in California would be different.
She'd grown up watching them on her TV.
But the men she came to know in California
left her longing for Pulaski, Tennessee.
Good ideas always start with a full glass,
and just breathing here can make a girl's nose bleed.
Dreams here live and die just like a stray dog
on a dirt road somewhere in Tennessee.
Well the storefronts are all filled up with eyeballs
as the policemen clear out the street.
For a line of cars with their headlights burnin'
drivin' slow through Pulaski, Tennessee.