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