Music Monday: Hayes Carll

I’ve been listening to Hayes Carll’s new album all weekend.  It’s a damn good reminder just how much I like his music.  I found the time to dig into my old favorites too.

Threes songs with vastly different tones.  All about drinking too much and all about women.  All three featuring killer writing.


Drunken Poet’s Dream

“Wine bottles scattered like last night’s clothes,

Cigarettes, papers, and dominoes.

She laughs for a minute about the shape I’m in,

Says, ‘You be the sinner, Honey, I’ll be the sin.’”


Knockin’ Over Whiskeys

“I keep knockin’ over whiskeys,

No one’s laughin’ at my jokes.

They got me spinnin’ round in circles,

Like a tin can in the spokes.”


Bad Liver And A Broken Heart

“Arkansas, my head hurts,

I’d love to stick around and maybe make it worse.

I got a girl out in Henrietta,

And her love’s like tornado weather.”

All three songs are off Hayes Carll’s album Trouble In Mind.


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2 thoughts on “Music Monday: Hayes Carll

  1. Hayes Carll sneaks up on you with all that stoned self-effacement and smart-assery, and you suddenly realize that he’s a real deal heir to Guy Clark and REK and the like. He’s also sparking one of the half-dozen ex Mrs. Earle’s — that’d be the sublime Allison Moorer. So there’s that.

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    1. He really does and really is. If you cut out all the red dirt guys, I’m not sure who else I’d put up there with him for pure Texas country now that Charlie Robison is retired.


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