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Not a whole lot goin' on
A small town Friday night
Revin' up at a red light
On your mark, get set, go
Passin' mom and pop restaurant
Same four trucks parked out front
I guess you gotta make your own fun
When you're stuck in a place this slow
There's only two means of salvation
Around here that seem to work
Whiskey or the Bible
A shot glass or revival

When you don't seem to run on either side of the fence
People act like you don't make sense
These big town dreams that I've been chasin'
Will never come true if I wind up stayin'
And I don't want to fall in the same rut
That everybody here seems to be stuck in now
Why do I hang around
In this church pew or barstool kinda town

I'm like that AM station
That never comes in right
'Til you pass the city limit sign
That's the only time it all gets clear
Well, it's crystal clear that I
Just need to find
A place where this is no lines
Nothin' like it is around here
Someplace where it don't feel like
This world revolves around
Whiskey or the Bible
A shot glass or revival

When you don't seem to run on either side of the fence
People act like you don't make sense
These big town dreams that I've been chasin'
Will never come true if I wind up stayin'
And I don't want to fall in the same rut
That everybody here seems to be stuck in now
Why do I hang around
In this church pew or barstool kinda town

Here it sometimes feels just like
This world revolves around
Whiskey or the Bible
A shot glass or revival

When you don't seem to run on either side of the fence
People act like you don't make sense
These big town dreams that I've been chasin'
Will never come true if I wind up stayin'
And I don't want to fall in the same rut
That everybody here seems to be stuck in now
Why do I hang around
In this church pew or barstool kinda town

Yeah, I need to get out
Of this church pew or barstool kinda town



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    UnregisteredAug 10, 2012 at 5:52 pm
    To me, the meaning behind this song is growing up in a small bible belt town like i live in, seeing the same people doing the same things. Work mon-fri, get hammered drunk friday and saturday night and praising the lord on sunday. It's about getting out and away from those same kind of things and finding something new that doesn't revolve around all that.
  • U
    UnregisteredJul 26, 2012 at 9:36 pm
    I think this song means that when you live in a small town all you got is three choices either become a drunk or a bible thumper no a fence or leave but when you aint either you are the odd ball in a small town you will have big dreams are hard to come true so yea
  • U
    UnregisteredJun 30, 2012 at 11:01 pm
    He wants to follow his dreams. Not fall in the same rut as everyone else has fallen in but no one understands why he is the way he is. He wants to follow his dreams.
  • U
    UnregisteredMay 31, 2012 at 5:08 pm
    It's just a simple song with a simple meaning. If you don't take the opportunity to explore, literally and metaphorically, you will be trapped in the same mindset as those who have decided on the shot glass or revival. Be open to new things and be accepting of the differences in the world.
  • U
    UnregisteredMar 24, 2012 at 1:38 pm
    For me the meaning is .. If you never get out to see other lifestyles .. And enviorments you'll be trapped in a little town and never want to leave ..

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