"Kentucky" is a native American word with many meanings. As our protagonist flees the city life, he takes us on a journey across the Bluegrass State exploring how its name came about.
I can’t live in the city anymore; too many women in the night.
I’m headed for the Bluegrass State
where people love the light and I will run. I’m on the run, run, run.
Yeah, I gotta get to the Southland so I can see Kentucky sun.
They call it “the meadow land,” the “land of tomorrow.”
From the Cumberland waterfall, to the sassafras of Owensboro.
I got to go, go, go.
I’ll find peace in the Southland underneath Kentucky sun.
The riverbank near Louisville is “dark and bloody ground.”
Lush hills of goldenrods.
And then there’s the state fair grounds. There’s enough for everyone.
So get to the derby and help yourself to Kentucky sun.
released August 1, 2006
Guitars, bass and vocals by Nick Edelstein. Drums by Michael Guss. Produced by Nick Edelstein. Recorded at GENI Freedom Ent., NESS Records and Lakefront Studios. Mixed by Ben Cornthwaite. Mastered by Rodney Mills.