Jason Isbell - Super 8 Lyrics




Don't wanna die in a Super 8 motel
Just because somebody's evening didn't go so well
If I ever get back to Bristol
I'm better off sleeping in the county jail
Don't wanna die in a Super 8 motel

Having such a sweet night audience was just right drinking like a pirate do
Don't wanna sleep yet buddy, it's a good bet, I'll raise more hell than you
Do a couple rails and chase your own tail and talk about the bad ole days
Tremor in a tee shirt telling me her heart hurt honey, let me count the ways
Then a big boy busted in, screaming at his girlfriend, waving 'round a fungo bat
Bass player stepping up brandishing a coffee cup he took it in the baby fat

I don't wanna die in a Super 8 motel
Just because somebody's evening didn't go so well
If I ever get back to Bristol
I'm better off sleeping in the county jail
I don't wanna die in a Super 8 motel

Well I finally got the room clear bleeding from my left ear feeling pretty bad for the maid
Lost a couple drinks and my dinner in the sink and I woke up with the bed still made
Wasn't quite morning I wasn't quite breathing my heart, way up in my throat
Girl starts screaming and the maid starts screaming and it looks like it's all she wrote
Well, they slapped me back to life and they telephoned my wife and they filled me full of Pedialyte
Saw my guts, saw my glory it would make a great story if I ever could remember it right

I don't wanna die in a Super 8 motel
Just because somebody's evening didn't go so well
If I ever get back to Bristol
I'm better off sleeping in the county jail
I don't wanna die in a Super 8 motel
I don't wanna die in a Super 8 motel





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Jason Isbell Super 8 Comments
  1. Jbles 18

    Thank you for being you

  2. mang313

    DAMN thats good shit!

  3. Kool Aid Mom Pru

    Fucking finally!!!! Some real ass good modern country music!! Holy shit Johnny cash would be proud. I just discovered this man tonight and am binging all hes got available. Already gone through a roll of tissues. I cant get enough.

  4. Downoneburn

    If I could pick one it would be Fortuna, California. Get a room looking right down on Eel River Brewery, right next door. Humboldt County.

  5. Jack Shaheen

    Sounds like Jack Ingram. JI or JI?

  6. Bill Kollenbaum

    Totally unique song~

  7. Bob Fortescue

    worked for me a story

  8. Bob Fortescue

    greeny .. gotta do it

  9. Steven Smith

    Awesome .music

  10. Steven Smith

    Drinkin' like a pirate do. Great music.
    Give it to me.

  11. Will Smith

    He is singing about a true story! lol I was at the blues festival. And lets just say the fans swept Jason away on an unforgettable  adventure after. Glad he put the story to music. Also glad those wild days are behind Jason.

  12. Kellie Baumann

    who on earth would compare JI to todd snider?? Jason is a lyrical genius!!! I mean todd snider is good but not like this guy!!!!

    epistte

    I'd compare John to John Hiatt.

  13. markomatic 3000

    Hard driving and relentless tangentiality.

  14. Ron H

    I don't know if this has been said before, but.... This sounds like a really good Todd Snider song, lol.  What was his song about a week of vacation, waking up in a Mexican jail?  She lied and got his job back and now she keeps him on a short leash?  I should google it, I guess, lol

    anthony salcedo

    Ron H That’s Steve Earle

  15. epistte

    I just heard this for the first time on 91.3 The Summit. I love it. How did I miss this release?

  16. Chuck Poe

    Reminds me of the Delaware Destroyers. It is refreshing to hear that sound again!

  17. don M

    Really like this song...only one of his songs that I have heard that I like

    BadgerBob

    2017's THE NASHVILLE SOUND, recorded with The 400 Unit, was Isbell's best album to date since he parted ways with Drive By Truckers.

  18. Phil Newman

    Closed with this tonight in Portland - brought the house down!

  19. sandra sword

    Fun Song Jason...

  20. Brian Forman

    Saw him last night for the first time and it was great he closed with this one. Doing rails. Yeah

  21. Jimmy Deakins

    LOVE IT ! I WAS THIS SONG FOR A LOT OF YEARS !!

  22. Nitromessiah

    Ya'll noticed all he did was change the words to "achy breaky heart", right? Great lyric, reminds me of Paul Thorn.

    Jack Shaheen

    Nitromessiah And Jack Ingram

  23. Woodrow Lance

    Drinkin like a pirate do.......

  24. Darrel Salmon

    badass tune

  25. Christopher Motley

    I resemble this song....

    epistte

    I've had days like this.

  26. faffaflunkie

    Just Awesome. Road Hard!

    Froggie TheRogue

    Gonna die in a Super 8 motel!

  27. Anthony Favaro

    I challenge anyone else to include a "fungo bat" lyric in a song.

    Tyler Schacht

    ....and/or pedialyte.  Great stuff.

    Shawn Wintle

    I believe the Beastie Boys have.

    Mark Riddle

    Bass player stepping up brandishing a coffee cup , took in the baby fat. Jimbo?

    epistte

    John Hiatt might be able to do it, but I doubt that anyone else could.

  28. David Baker

    Thanks to Todd Sniders fans for introducing me to this. Great song.

    Frank Dean

    No joke!!

    BadgerBob

    ... as well as Isbell's 2017 album THE NASHVILLE SOUND, record with The 400 Unit.

  29. Workout Guy

    holy s--- where i have i been.  someone who actually gets it!

  30. swampweasel

    greatest singer/songwriter of our time! not even kiddin!!!

    GREENO 35

    swampweasel you might be kidding

  31. Nila Atkins

    Lol  Great song

  32. RMFTideFan

    From the Shoals.... Lady dies at the city lodge... had to do it.

    Didn't wanna die in the city lodge hotel...
    Just because Eugene's night didn't go so well...
    If I ever get back to life, I'm better off sleeping in the county jail..
    Didn't wanna die in the city lodge hotel

    Having such a good night, the crystal meth was just right...
    Smoking like an addict do..
    No way I could go to sleep yet, that was a fucking safe bet, wondering where I met this dude

    We did a couple lines, just to pass the time, and talked about his ways to pay
    Told me that his dick hurt, trying to lift my skirt, talking bout his awful day
    And then came a cussin, screamin bout her husband, and swinging 'round his baseball bat
    He threw a couple upper cuts, tried to kick him in the nuts, but he took in the baby fat....

    Didn't wanna die in the city lodge hotel...
    Just because Eugene's night didn't go so well...
    If I ever get back to life, I'm better off sleeping in the county jail..
    Didn't wanna die in the city lodge hotel

    Well I finnally got the room key, bleeding from my left knee, feeling pretty bad for the maid
    He'd won a couple rounds, and beat me fucking down, but at least he hadn't gotten laid...

    He'd left me there for dead, slid underneath the bed, within a couple days I had croaked...
    The Guest started screaming and the maid started screaming and I looked like a bloated goat.

    He'd came at me with a knife, screaming bout his wife, and he stabbed with all of his might.
    It was pretty bloody and gory, would've been a big story, if I wasn't black and instead white.

    Didn't wanna die in the city lodge hotel...
    Just because Eugene's night didn't go so well...
    If I ever get back to life, I'm better off sleeping in the county jail..
    Didn't wanna die in the city lodge hotel

  33. Justin Snyder

    Maybe the best album of 2013. Had the opportunity to see him with the Drive By Truckers a while back. The farmers were not impressed by most the acts on the stage, but were up and dancing and clapping when the Truckers hit the Stage. Now by himself, his music still rings true to himself and is among the most impressive in music right now. Buy the Album!

    Gabrielle Jansen

    +Justin Snyder MAYBE!?!? Not. even. CLOSE!!!!

  34. laurence soto

    Real country music! This is getting heavy radio play in Kentucky

  35. Manic Poet

    Love this song

  36. mark g.

    Best album of the year by far.

  37. Drewriders

    I recently saw him do this live in Louisville. Awesome!!!