all the sweetest winds

holden beach, nc, christmas 2007
holden beach, nc, christmas 2007, originally uploaded by minervacat.

i went down to houston and i stopped in san antone
i passed up the station for the bus
i was trying to find me something but i wasn’t sure just what
man i ended up with pockets full of dust

so i went on to cleveland and i ended up insane
i bought a borrowed suit and learned to dance
i was spending money like the way it likes to rain
man i ended up with pockets full of cane

oh my sweet carolina
what compels me to go
oh my sweet disposition
may you one day carry me home

i ain’t never been to vegas but i gambled up my life
building newsprint boats i race to sewer mains
was trying to find me something but i wasn’t sure just what
funny how they say that some things never change

oh my sweet carolina
what compels me to go
oh my sweet disposition
may you one day carry me home

up here in the city feels like things are closing in
the sunset’s just my light bulb burning out
i miss kentucky, and i miss my family
all the sweetest winds they blow across the south

oh my sweet carolina
what compels me to go
oh my sweet disposition
may you one day carry me home
may you one day carry me home

[Portastatic — “Oh My Sweet Carolina” (Ryan Adams cover)] Ryan Adams wrote the song, and it’s amazing, but it’s Mac’s cover from Portastatic’s b-sides album Some Small History that I go to when I want to hear it, joyous and heartbreaking all at once.

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