Jason Isbell - Tupelo Lyrics




Haven't been wasted in a long time
But tonight it feels just fine
Riding home with the windows up, alone with a plastic cup of real good wine

If I get out of this hole I'm going to Tupelo
There is a girl out there that will treat me fair
You get about a week of Spring and the summer is blistering
There ain't no one from here that will follow me there
No there ain't no one from here that will follow me there

She said there's nothing left to talk about
At my age I should've figured out
Which drawer to put the good knives in
And the wars between the weekends tore the playhouse down
Kept her close but way too close to me
She never lived up to my memory
Driving fast with the windows down
A past I don't belong to now
A mystery

I get out of this hole I'm going to Tupelo
There is a girl out there that will treat me fair
You get about a week of Spring and then Summer is blistering
There ain't no one from here that will follow me there
No there ain't no one from here that will follow me there

I get out of this hole I'm going to Tupelo
There is a girl out there that will treat me fair
You get about a week of Spring and then summer is blistering
There ain't no one from here that will follow me there
Well there ain't no one from here that will follow me there





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  1. TornGlute

    Sounds like "ain't no warrant from here that will follow me there ".

  2. James Singer

    LYRICS::::

    Haven't been wasted in a long time
    But tonight it feels just fine
    Riding home with the windows up, alone with a plastic cup of real good wine
    If I get out of this hole I'm going to Tupelo
    There is a girl out there that will treat me fair
    You get about a week of spring and the summer is blistering
    There ain't no one from here that will follow me there
    No, there ain't no one from here that will follow me there
    She said there's nothing left to talk about
    At my age I should've figured out
    Which drawer to put the good knives in
    And the wars between the weekends tore the playhouse down
    I kept her close but way too close to me
    She never lived up to my memory
    Driving fast with the windows down
    A past I don't belong to now
    A mystery
    I get out of this hole I'm going to Tupelo
    There is a girl out there that will treat me fair
    You get about a week of spring and then summer is blistering
    There ain't no one from here that will follow me there
    No, there ain't no one from here that will follow me there
    I get out of this hole I'm going to Tupelo
    There is a girl out there that will treat me fair
    You get about a week of spring and then summer is blistering
    There ain't no one from here that will follow me there
    Well, there ain't no one from here that will follow me there

  3. Tim Irvine

    All of a sudden I am looking forward to listening to real music again.

    Tom Dowad

    My sentiment, exactly. And inspired to play too.

  4. Suanne Strider

    YES. This fucking song rocks.

  5. Jacob Giroux

    Listened to this at least a thousand times. And was just moved by lyric I hadn't noticed some how. Amazing song writer.

  6. rainwolf034

    I was in no hurry to move to Alabama back in 1995.. As a kid that just was old enough to call him a man, I moved taking my new bride. I work for Walmart, and at the time they were just really gearing up for our big Grocery push in the company building Super-centers everywhere just about..lol. Anyhow I ended up living in Florence Al, .. for a kid from South Florida it was a bit of cultural shock at first.. but now?. No where else I would rather be.. love this state and some of the nicest people you will ever meet.. if you had told me then that I’d come to love this place so much I would spend the rest of my life here I’d of said YOU must of been dropped on your head as a child,or eaten lead paint growing up..... guess you would have been right..

    Clifton Parker

    It's a damn fine place to raise a family.

  7. Peter Cakebread

    Great song

  8. M.T. Larry

    Was born in the Muscle Shoals area, my daughter was born in Tupelo as we lived there for 10 yrs. So this tune rings sweet for me.

  9. Kalyn Aileen

    What a bittersweet, awesome song. This song came to me at the perfect time of my life, I was getting out of a shitty relationship and realizing life went on, could even be BETTER. He never lived up to my memory... x

  10. steelermule

    46 CMA fans !

  11. Flower Gospel

    Such a beautiful song! Check out my rendition of Tupelo here: https://youtu.be/sQFqc2DFlnU

  12. Diego Gonzalez

    Mexican...but this man just made me an American citizen with his music.

    R Davis

    Excellent ! Welcome/Bienvenidos !

    David Ferrell

    Diego Gonzalez haha

    James Singer

    Hahahaha, nice try bud. Fake News. LOL

    Timothy Bullard

    Maybe it made us Mexicans, and nobody can tell the difference. Welcome anyway buddy👊👊

    tomrush64

    Bienvenido Primo :)

  13. Bill Howe

    My favorite song of his for sure. It's so well done with such a full sound.

  14. Judson Mize

    100% legal to drink wine in a plastic cup in Mississippi. Just don’t get over .08...

    beachelephants

    Judson Mize false

  15. Collin Kelley

    I wish he would play Tupelo and on the last "There's a girl down there" flow seamlessly into "She's as sweet as Tupelo honey..." (By Van Morrison) and play that out to a solo for everyone in the band and come back in at the last "there ain't no one from here that will follow me there..." and make it 12 minutes mashup of greatness.  And it's not like he's never covered Van before...

    Tupelo Honey

    @blamb25 , definitely rich in music history. Birthplace and childhood home of Elvis.

    Kyle Hartnett

    I like the way you think.

    Kyle Palmer

    He had played in tupelo. Blue canoe

  16. Philip Mole

    23 people as of this writing appear to have their ears up their asses.

    Matt Sparlin

    Philip Mole 177 now I guess they don’t appreciate music ..

  17. KedzieAvnoo

    Tupelo, Vampires, Something to Love: three songs I gotta play every day!

  18. Jiggs111

    I'm late to the party but grateful I got here

    photoguybrian

    Welcome

    Shaun Kerr

    Go back in his catalog & listen to his stuff w the Drive By Truckers. You're welcome

  19. dirtydog923

    Has an Eagles sound to it to me

    yvwic50

    Never made the association, but damn if you're not right. I was  a huge Eagles fan in the '70s, not for the hits, but for the low-key B-siders that had this same vibe.

    R Davis

    Chord and melody-wise, it's the "there ain't no one from here" that lines up with "there ain't no way" (to hide your lyin' eyes).
    I heard the same thing! (A different key but same chord shapes.)

    roger wyrick

    @R Davis ..that Am
    Set right up just like Glen Frye!!!

    Simply Steve

    I agree with the Eagles sound.......but....... On some of his songs I also hear a bit of Jackson Brown.

  20. Jeremy Belleville

    Cumberland Gap....

  21. Gary Turner

    Is this a great country/Americana song or what?????? Hell, i'm reaching for a drink as i'm singing along................what do you think!

    Samuel Walkingstick

    He is ok thats about it. Dudes from down the road i know who he is.

    Saint Jeffrey Gunnells

    @Samuel Walkingstick john is from down the road or Jason if we where to ask Jason who is better at it all Jason would say john moreland

    Samuel Walkingstick

    @Saint Jeffrey Gunnells what makes you think that lol? What song are you referring to that is so much better than evan felker or boland? He opens for them not the other way around. And what do you mean "better at it all"?? He isn't groundbreaking. He is good but he cant write like felker or boland.

    Samuel Walkingstick

    @Saint Jeffrey Gunnells are you a musician? What better at it all are you talking about? You must like to argue. But yeah they are in town a lot. I used to watch the troubadours when they were bouncing around playing these hole in the wall bars. They write about the place i am from...Cherokee county. I know who they all are and moreland is good but not the talent that the others are.

    Samuel Walkingstick

    @Saint Jeffrey Gunnells also it different strokes for different folks. I like the way he moreland picks but im a musician. But it takes a lot of practice to do what he is doing. He is a good picker and his vocals are mediocre. Well most of these red dirt bands are around town quite a bit when they are just starting out. Im from tahlequah and they have a festival that the best red dirt bands go to every year its called medicine stone and if you like red dirt you should check it out. Its a small town and i grew up on that river.

  22. Michael Broussard

    So good. Very refreshing to hear some real country/americana

  23. Daniel Mancillas

    CHINGA, Me gusta tupelo

  24. Steven Smith

    Excellent. Just great music.

  25. thebustedboat

    The only song that could make me want to google map Tupelo

    Tupelo Honey

    @Justin Ross, come on down, all are welcome!

    Lunelope Hardy

    @Tupelo Honey I live in Tupelo, I mean its better than other places in Mississippi. But its still in Mississippi.

    Tupelo Honey

    @Lunelope Hardy , so do I. I've traveled the world, but Mississippi is still home. Even with all her faults she's been mighty good to me.

    Matt Sparlin

    Lunelope Hardy I think everyone hates the area they grow up in, I live in New Ulm, Minnesota it’s a love hate relationship with 6 feet of snow on the ground, and no sight of spring ever coming, negative temperatures yet and dreams of a place like where you live..

    Robin Athow

    Lunelope Hardy It's the center of the universe. My mom always told me that growing up. Heh he.

  26. Christian

    Have the whole album on Vinyl! His music couldn't get better!

  27. NationsTrucks1

    2 people cannot hear

  28. vee j bee.

    so far, right after if we were vampires, this one, tupelo, is my favorite song off this new album. cant wait to hear him perform it live. i think its going to be one of my top favs. right after, cigerettes and wine, streetlights, children of children and traveling alone.

    Ben Holland

    vj bart tupelo, hurricanes and hand grenades two best songs ever 💪😎

  29. Justin Ross

    This is the best song on the album

    Steve LeVangie

    I will give you that none of them can, have, or will touch Jason as a solo artist but saying that he was the best this, that, and the third during his time in DBT is a bit overstated.

    shawn love

    I can't figure out the 7 assholes who give it a thumbs down

    Judson Clayto

    I always thought that DBT had 3 solid songwriters that made great albums together but i could hardly make it through a show... i'd of rather seen them play acoustic in concert... but their shows make for great driving music, they were just always so loud live for me to enjoy...

    Dustin Belyeu

    Ed Wood I guess they were drunk and missed the thumbs up. Cause there is 14 now

    mark foster

    agree 100%

  30. john capone

    Hot damn . . . that's purty!

  31. Shelton Music LLC

    Th e Shizzel fer Rizzel