Small Town Woman

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A bare-boned song about inherited identity and long-held pain, and how we exist in and are shaped by our surroundings.

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Small Town Woman

Sometimes I get to thinkin
I oughta take up drinkin
Just to drown out all these memories
Maybe I could down a whiskey bottle
And head out on the highway
Just to see if it’ll bring some peace

But I aint a drinking girl
I’m just a small town woman
Trynna find my way in a lonesome world
And I aint a whiskey girl
I’m just a small town woman
Trynna walk a straight line in a crooked world

Sometimes when I wake up in the morning
My mind it starts a-wanderin
Wanted to roam its way right outta my head
And I get to thinkin bout that man
Wonder if he’s headed south again
Maybe I’ll follow where that booted-baby led

But I aint a wanderin girl
I’m just a small town woman
Trynna find my way in a lonesome world
And I aint a south-bound girl
I’m just a small town lady
Trynna walk a straight line in a crooked world

Sometimes I get to thinkin
I oughta take up drinking
Self medicate ya right offa my mind
Or may be I could take some morphine
Lord knows it’s pain relief I need
Works better than waitin for some holy sign

But I aint a medicatin girl
I’m just a small town woman
Trynna find my way in a lonesome world
And I aint a morphine mama
I’m just a small town lady
Trynna walk a straight line in a crooked world

I’m just a small town woman
Trynna walk a straight line in a crooked world

credits

from Dark Gives Way, released March 3, 2017
Abby Smith - vocals
Sophie Jones - vocals, acoustic guitar
Michael Carpenter - upright bass
Ella Jamieson - cello
Matt Ferry - backing vocals

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Smith & Jones Bathurst, Australia

Smith & Jones are a duo hailing from Bathurst and Tamworth respectively. Made up of keyboard player and vocalist Abby Smith, with guitarist, harmonica player and vocalist Sophie Jones. Part classic country ballads, part sweet jazz standards, their beauty is in their harmonic simplicity and lyrical power. ... more

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