Favorite Rock Songs of the 1980's # 27- Southern Accents.

@TRBRocks420 (86059)
Banks, Oregon
February 4, 2017 3:33am CST
Coming in at # 27 on my favorite rock songs of the 1980's is Southern Accents, by Tom Petty, it is probably the least well known song in this series, but it means a great deal to me, it's a song about knowing where you come from and, being proud of it, knowing you are just as good as anybody. Check out a sample of the lyrics below. There's a southern accent where I come from. The young uns call it country. The Yankees call it dumb. I got my own way of talkin, but everything is done, with a southern accent. Where I come from. Now that drunk tank in Atlanta's. Just a motel room to me. Think I might go work Orlando. If them orange groves don't freeze. I got my own way of workin. But everything is run, with a southern accent Where I come from. I think my favorite verse though is towards the end about his Momma praying for him. I definitely recommend the song. I guess even Johnny Cash later covered it. Some information verified at Wikipedia.
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@garymarsh6 (14770)
• United Kingdom
4 Feb 17
Some of the southern states have really quaint, harmonious accents, unlike the rough and brash New York accent.
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@TRBRocks420 (86059)
• Banks, Oregon
4 Feb 17
Yes a very unique accent. I guess really we all do to each other lol.
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@DianneN (92230)
• United States
4 Feb 17
Not all New Yorkers speak with a rough and brash accent.
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@garymarsh6 (14770)
• United Kingdom
5 Feb 17
@DianneN I think the ones I have heard mostly have. I am sure you have a wonderful accent though!
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@teamfreak16 (42534)
• Denver, Colorado
7 Feb 17
I honestly don't remember ever hearing this one. Weird.
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@TRBRocks420 (86059)
• Banks, Oregon
8 Feb 17
It's one I discovered later too. I found a Tom Petty box set at Goodwill about 5 years ago.
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@DianneN (92230)
• United States
4 Feb 17
There are pleasant and not so pleasant accents all over the country and in other countries as well.
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@TRBRocks420 (86059)
• Banks, Oregon
4 Feb 17
Yes, I agree.
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@stbrians (15899)
• Kakamega, Kenya
4 Feb 17
We should actually pray for our children. They need spiritual guidance
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@TRBRocks420 (86059)
• Banks, Oregon
4 Feb 17
Yes, I agree. I pray for my family everyday.