Granny White Pike, Parts 1, 2, and 3.       [Part 3 of my Nashville trilogy]

 

Song lyrics by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Structure Scheme: Accent points align for all 6 verses, and the first 2 bridges.

 

Please read along to my Spoken Verse Performance.

 

 

 

***** PART 1 ******************************

 

VERSE 1

 

Sitting in traffic,

 

Late to where I need to be,

 

I could make better time on a bike.

 

But they've got it terrific,

 

In Middle Tennessee.

 

When cruising down Granny White Pike.

 

 

CHORUS

 

G-Dub-P!

 

G-Dub-P!

 

That's the boulevard,

 

Where I long to be.

 

Yeah, life's gotta be good.

 

GWP.

 

 

VERSE 2

 

Highway's surrounded.

 

By an ugly urban sprawl.

 

Surely this is what hell must be like.

 

You'll be truly astounded,

 

By what you see in the fall.

 

When cruising down Granny White Pike.

 

 

CHORUS

 

G-Dub-P!

 

G-Dub-P!

 

That's the boulevard,

 

Where I long to be.

 

 

BRIDGE

 

I'll be down there because it's,

 

Where the artists go to catch fire.

 

But performing chart topping hits,

 

Isn't all that required.

 

 

Choose that vicinity,

 

For your new location.

 

Become A celebrity,

 

Purely by association.

 

Yeah, life's gonna be good,

 

GWP.

 

 

***** PART 2, A SEPARATE SONG ***************************

 

Street sign for Granny White Pike road in Brentwood, Tennessee.

VERSE 1

 

Take a few lessons,

 

Get some lyric writing smarts.

 

Try to shine at the next open mike.

 

There you'll make some connections,

 

Like guys who play other parts,

 

The next stop will be Granny White Pike.

 

 

CHORUS

 

G-Dub-P!

 

G-Dub-P!

 

That's the boulevard,

 

Where I long to be.

 

Yeah, life's gotta be good,

 

GWP.

 

 

VERSE 2

 

Buy a new Gibson,

 

Go to meet a smokin' band.

 

And they say you can go take a hike.

 

But they'll change their opinion,

 

The moment they understand,

 

That you live along Granny White Pike.

 

 

CHORUS

 

G-Dub-P!

 

G-Dub-P!

 

That's the boulevard,

 

Where I long to be.

 

 

BRIDGE

 

Soon you'll see an effect, yeah,

 

On your music making mojo.

 

It's like winning the trifecta,

 

Claiming win, place, and show-o.

 

 

Choose that vicinity,

 

For your new location.

 

Become A celebrity,

 

Purely by association.

 

Yeah, life's gonna be good,

 

GWP.

 

 

***** PART 3, A SEPARATE SONG ***************************

 

VERSE 1

 

Found a distraction,

 

In the Brentwood Garden Club.

 

Got the boot, and it just wasn't right.

 

Such an over reaction,

 

For making one little flub:

 

Planting kudzu on Granny White Pike.

 

 

CHORUS

 

G-Dub-P!

 

G-Dub-P!

 

That's the boulevard,

 

Where I long to be.

 

Yeah, life's gotta be good,

 

GWP.

 

 

VERSE 2

 

Wasn't invited

 

To a neighbor's birthday bash.

 

Made me feel like a jerk. Had to strike.

 

Yeah, I wasn't delighted.

 

But I have just cause to crash,

 

Every soiree on Granny White Pike.

 

 

CHORUS

 

G-Dub-P!

 

G-Dub-P!

 

That's the boulevard,

 

Where I long to be.

 

 

BRIDGE

 

There's a reason why it's,

 

So strongly desired.

 

Cause chart topping hits,

 

Are no longer required.

 

 

Choose that vicinity,

 

For your new location.

 

Become A celebrity,

 

Purely by association.

 

Yeah, life's gonna be good,

 

GWP.

 

 

CLOSEOUT

 

You really should,

 

Get yourself down.

 

To upscale Brentwood,

 

And Country Music Town.

 

Then behold the majesty...

 

GWP.

 

 

The End.

 

 

Copyright Michael Kimbro 2018.  All rights reserved.

 

 

Keywords:  Poems about Tennessee roads, Davidson County poetry, Odes about Brentwood, TN, Verses about country music.