Monday, October 06, 2014

Red Neck Friend by Jackson Brown



Pretty little one
How has it all begun?
They're teaching you how to walk
But you're already on the run
Little one-
What you gonna do?
Little one-
Honey, it's all up to you

Now your daddy's in the den shootin' up the evening news
Mama's with a friend, lately she's been so confused
Little one-
Come on and take my hand
I may not have the answer but I believe I got a plan

Honey you shake and I'll rattle and we'll roll on down the line
And see if we can't get in touch with a very close friend of mine
But let me clue you in, it ain't like him
To argue or pretend-
Honey let me introduce you to my redneck friend

Well they've got a little list of all those things of which they don't approve
They've got to keep their eyes on you or you might make your move
Little one-
I really wish you would
Little one-
I think the damage would do you good

Honey you shake and I'll rattle and we'll roll on down the line
We're going to forget all about the battle
It's gonna feel so fine
'Cause he's the missing link, the kitchen sink-
Eleven on a scale of ten
Honey let me introduce you to my redneck friend

Honey you shake and I'll rattle and we'll roll on down the line
I'm going to try to swing you up into my saddle
And then we'll run but you'll think we're flyin'
Now honey don't just stand there
Lookin' like this dream will never end
Honey let me introduce you to my redneck friend
 

4 comments:

Aaron Vattano said...

Man. What a joke. "My redneck friend" what the fuck is that supposed to mean? I wonder if this songwriter ever got the shit kicked out of him. If he hasn't I would love to be the first.

Mary said...

Sigh... I don't really know what this song is about but by God, you are not going to talk about it. Just make threats. Maybe you are the redneck friend. Cuz everything you say sure indicates so. Mr. Dan do you have something intelligent and non violent to say.

Dan Tschirhart said...

Ok, so I'm not sure if this "redneck friend" is his alter-ego, Dr Jeykll-Mr Hyde side of himself, or if it is his actual friend down the street named Geech ~ but regardless of who it is, by the end of the song, I really don't care.

I love just about every style of music, but I've always thought Jackson Browne is a boob.

Brett said...

I just re-read the lyrics again. I think this is a much less poetic, much less subtle version of what Springsteen was saying in I'm On Fire. Its a dude saying lets get it on. Maybe the redneck friend is what he calls his package, his unit, his junk.