Nashville Lyrics - Gretchen Peters

Gretchen Peters Blackbirds cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2015-2-10
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk/Country
length: 4:51

[Verse 1]
On a childhood highway through a night alone
I was barely breathing, I was crawling home
Well it’s not quite London or the south of France
Or an Asian island or a second chance

Going back to Nashville, thinking ‘bout the whole thing
Guess you gotta run sometimes
Maybe I’m a fast train rolling down a mountain
Watching all my life go by

[Verse 2]
You’re a distant memory, you’re an exit sign
I was talking crazy on the driver’s side
And I know I hurt you but I can’t confess
Was that blood or a wine stain on your wedding dress


[Verse 3]
Going back to Nashville, laughing at a bad break
What’s the use in wondering why?
Baby, I’m a storm front blowing through the valley
Tearing up a good July
And it’s safe and warm where nothing ever happens
Would it be so hard to realign a star or two?
Change a southern night for you

Well it’s not quite evening and it’s not New York
There’s a scar in the blue sky by the old airport
And I’m talking crazy on the driver’s side
I will always love you like a long goodbye

Lyrics licensed by
  • 1 Blackbirds
  • 2 Pretty Things
  • 3 When All You Got Is A Hammer
  • 4 Everything Falls Away
  • 5 The House On Auburn Street
  • 6 When you Comin’ Home
  • 7 Jubilee
  • 8 Black Ribbons
  • 9 Nashville
  • 10 The Cure For The Pain
  • 11 Blackbirds (Reprise)