That Black Black Grass of Home

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the old home town
still looks the same
as I step down from the train
there to meet me
is my Momma
and my Poppa
and down the lane I walk with my sweet Mary
hair of black
and lips like cherries
it's the black, black grass of home

yes, they'll all come out and meet me
arms outracing, smiling sweetly
oh, it's so good to touch the black, black grass of home

the old house
is still standing
the paint is cracked and dry
there's that old oak tree
that I used to lay on
down the lane I walk with my sweet Mary
hair of black
and lips like cherries
it's the black, black grass at home

yes, they'll all come out and meet me
arms outreaching, smiling sweetly
oh, it's so good to touch the black, black grass of home

then I wake
I look around me
at those four black walls that surround me
and I realize, "Hell, I was only dreaming"
for there's that guard
there's that sad old padre
and arm and arm we'll walk at day break
then again, that black, black grass of home

yes, they'll all come out and see me
when they put me 'neath that oak tree
oh, it's so good to touch that black, black grass at home
oh, it's so good to touch that black, black grass at home

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from That Old Kentucky Blackgrass, released November 24, 2016
"That Green Green Grass of Home" by Curly Putman

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The Minni-Thins Newport, Kentucky

Hailing from the original Sin City (Newport, KY), the Minni-Thins were a notoriously loud indie rock band with an old school punk rock approach to making music. Their award winning first album, "In Black Cause I Asked" was an ode to drunken fun and self loathing. Their sophomore effort, "That Old Kentucky Blackgrass" took this theme, filtered it through a psychedelic horror film, and got perverse. ... more

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