Track 2: “Take the Money”Written by hootenannie on November 3rd, 2009
Thanks to all of y’all, Nashville is officially out of padded envelopes. I took the first wave of orders to the post office today, and I am so grateful for your support! I’ll probably be saying this a lot, but it won’t ever be enough: thank you for helping me to do something that I love – even if it’s on a small scale, even if it’s on the side, even if it’s homegrown and occasional. To me, it means the world.
“Take the Money”
This song fell out quickly – I actually don’t even remember writing it, except that I was sitting on the red couch in my old Music Row apartment, and could barely play any chords on the guitar (which hasn’t really changed). I must have been feeling sassy, though, because all of the cheeky lines didn’t require any amount of thought. Like Mayumi’s confession, they just SPILLED FORTH.
You might wonder if this song is autobiographical. Let the record state that I have never smoked a cigarette – but on the other hand, I am currently rocking a 2-years-past-legal Washington state driver’s license. Clearly, my rebellion knows no bounds.
This song is fun to sing because I get to do that little yodel-flip thing that I love so much. Also, somehow, I successfully worked in the word “neckin’” without sounding like Toby Keith, which makes me want to high-five myself.
This track has been deleted – you should buy the EP to hear it!