Music Monday: Suit in the Back by Quaker City Night Hawks

This is a blog about, among other things, storytelling.  Obviously the fiction I cover tells stories.  But one reason why I love Texas country is that the songs so often tell stories in one tight little economical package.  The Quaker City Night Hawks aren’t a country band, but they are from Texas, and it shows.

Suit in the Back, like a lot of rock songs, is a little light lyrically.  It gives us less a story than a theme with the line: “Boy you got to lose something if you wanna live that way.”  The music video turns that theme into one hell of a country noir story taking place over the course of three minutes.

Suit in the Back is off the Night Hawks’ album QCNH.


Music Monday is the brainchild of Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek.

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