ISSUE 4 / SPRING 2006
Issue 4
music

West Memphis Moon
by Chuck Prophet

Looped Inside
by Sean Hayes

Wish I Was
by The Stairwell Sisters

Steve's Going on a Beer Run!
by Van Stone

Buildin' on Your Case
by JP Jones

Wish I Was
by The Stairwell Sisters

This song is kind of a whimsical counterpart to all those ballads in the bluegrass and old-time tradition about idealized, innocent, young, blond country girls. They are really wonderful, moving songs, but I never felt right about singing them, mostly because the gal usually winds up getting stabbed to death by her fella at the end. So this song ended up kind of being a list of all the ways I'm not like those country girls. - Sue Sandlin, The Stairwell Sisters


Lyrics

wish I was a country girl
With big blue eyes and long yellow curls
But my hair is black and my eyes are brown
And I'm the kind of girl that hangs around
I'm the kind of girl that hangs around

If I'd been raised a preacher's girl
You might be the only one in this world
Who'd wrapped your arms around my waist
Kissed my lips and touched my face
Kissed my ruby lips and touched my face

I'm not old, but I'm not young
My face shows all that this life has brung
Some days hard, some days kind
A hopeful heart and a worried mind
A hopeful heart and a worried mind

I don't fuss and I don't fight
But I can fill your long lonesome night
So hang your hat upon my door
You won't be a stranger any more
You won't be a stranger any more

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