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Tennessee Lyrics

Artist: Arrested Development


Lord I've really been real stressed
Down and out, losin ground
Although I am black and proud
Problems got me pessimistic
Brothers and sisters keep messin up
Why does it have to be so damn tuff?
I don't know where I can go
To let these ghosts out of my skull
My grandmas past, my brothers gone
I never at once felt so alone
I know you're supposed to be my steering wheel
Not just my spare tire (home)
But lord I ask you (home)
To be my guiding force and truth (home)
For some strange reason it had to be (home)
He guided me to Tennessee (home)

(Chorus) Take me to another place
Take me to another land
Make me forget all that hurts me
Let me understand your plan


Lord it's obvious we got a relationship
Talkin to each other every night and day
Although you're superior over me
We talk to each other in a friendship way
Then outta nowhere you tell me to break
Outta the country and into more country
Past Dyesburg into Ripley
Where the ghost of childhood haunts me
Walk the roads my forefathers walked
Climbed the trees my forefathers hung from
Ask those trees for all their wisdom
They tell me my ears are so young (home)
Go back to from whence you came (home)
My family tree my family name (home)
For some strange reason it had to be (home)
He guided me to Tennessee (home)

Chorus

Now I see the importance of history
Why people be in the mess that they be
Many journeys to freedom made in vain
By brothers on the corner playin ghetto games
I ask you lord why you enlightened me
Without the enlightment of all my folks
He said cuz I set myself on a quest for truth
And he was there to quench my thirst
But I am still thirsty...
The lord allowed me to drink some more
He said what I am searchin for are
The answers to all which are in front of me
The ultimate truth started to get blurry
For some strange reason it had to be
It was all a dream about Tennessee

Chorus
Comments/Interpretations
by norman.hatley@yahho.com on 6/5/2008 1:19pm
I loved it
by yeah on 6/22/2008 12:36pm
great song :)
by Nick Parisi on 7/16/2008 10:57am
You can't know where you're going if you don't know where you came from.
Thanks.
by Clarise on 7/29/2008 1:33pm
I love this negro spirital....
by KaLiZtOoO on 9/24/2008 12:43pm
i love this song

but it miss some parts..!!!

the parts that the girl sing
by bryan on 10/5/2008 11:38am
i gave a horse shoe!
by aubrey on 10/5/2008 8:04pm
amazing
by chellslo on 10/8/2008 12:38pm
IT HAD SO MUCH MEANINGIT> I LOVE THE "HEY I CHALLENGE YOU TO A GAME OF HORSE SHOE" THAT WAS F**ING FUNNY!!!
by jerome x on 10/15/2008 11:46pm
yo this song is sick tho
by Erin on 10/23/2008 4:37am
one of my absolut favorites..gives me chills everytime i hear it. such meaning and soul...
by omar on 10/28/2008 3:42pm
I'm Mexican and I get the chills... powerful
by lookingforogs on 10/29/2008 9:29pm
damn this song is amazingggggggggg! take me to another place, take me to another laand make me forget all that hurts me let me understand your plan.
wow this is a fucking awesome song I miss these days so bad :(

one of my all time favorite songs point blank
by lookingforOGs on 10/29/2008 9:29pm
damn this song is amazingggggggggg! take me to another place, take me to another laand make me forget all that hurts me let me understand your plan.
wow this is a fucking awesome song I miss these days so bad :(

one of my all time favorite songs point blank

yea it does need the parts where the girl talks lol
by misse on 11/20/2008 10:08am
One of my favorite songs of all time....period.

Also gives me chills. Wonderful lyrics with deep meaning, and I'm an atheist.
by Bouz on 11/27/2008 1:31am
this is shit... new found glory do it better... doesnt give me chills u cunts are gay
by cooley on 12/1/2008 10:33pm
hahaha, she won the game of horseshoe and now he owes her a WATERMELON! hahaha
by style on 12/22/2008 9:06am
never realized hoe deep these lyrics scar. damn what happen to them. they should have been more than 1 hit wonders well 2 hit (mr wendall)
by Deepak on 12/22/2008 2:02pm
Excellent!!! Really Good.
by Da Kiid P frm Bayshore NY on 12/31/2008 2:12pm
i love dis song...
by 26/w/m on 1/8/2009 4:03pm
i don't fit the profile, but i understand pain, too. it's a great song.
by Cirino on 1/21/2009 6:10pm
I challenge you to a game of horsehoes, A GAME OF HORSESHOES!
by abc on 1/27/2009 11:32am
don't forget about everyday people... 3 hits.
by Sagg on 1/31/2009 5:46pm
yeah, what about the 'Horse shoes' part of the song?
by Kristen on 2/9/2009 11:01pm
"but I am still thirsty..."


Gives me chills!
by Farai on 2/14/2009 12:48am
very inspirational.
by sage on 2/26/2009 9:31am
This is my ultimate prayer/song in a time of trouble/despair/hope!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!
by roundawaygurl on 2/28/2009 9:08am
They were at least three hit wonders - Don't for get "Everyday People"
by poop on 3/23/2009 2:48pm
a game of horse shoes !!!
by scottie on 4/3/2009 12:42am
i luv this songg, and im asian. lol
by DownHomeNegro on 5/1/2009 10:47am
I like to sing this song countryfied, Brad Paisley style.
by Acrideagle on 6/12/2009 1:02pm
I like this song
by Wed nes day on 8/9/2009 3:56pm
Bouz is being a terrible idiot!!!!! WE ARE NOT GAY!!arrested devolpment played at the calgary folk music festivaL!!AND I GOT TO MEET THEM!!!!!!!speech IS down to earth. they are AMAZING. i got there autigraph. (i am only 13 so sorry about the spelling errors)
by Wed nes day on 8/10/2009 10:21pm
id like to rephrase what i said last.its okay that bouz feels that way i mean no harm to anyone. just because he dosent like the music we like it dosent mean i should call him an idiot.im soory for any insulting words
by a to the b to the b to the e on 8/14/2009 3:19pm
Bouz you jerk!!!! go drink some bleach while you sit in your mothers basment playing dungeons and dragons. And F.Y.I YOU'LL NEVER GET A GIRL!!!!!
by El che on 9/15/2009 1:26pm
reminds me i was 13 another place
by Bouz on 9/28/2009 8:30pm
Im am sooooooooo sorry. You guys are right. I wont say anything like that again.
by culo on 11/5/2009 2:04pm
omgggeee! i freakin luv dis song!
dur so gud!
by dBroncos fan on 12/12/2009 9:30pm
My favorite rap song of all time and please Lord allow me to drink some more.
by -.Shadee on 1/3/2010 2:59pm
thuh second verse is the best n ii like how this rap wuz strictly about god!!!!!!!
by Tariq on 2/1/2010 3:14am
This joynt is still hot...real talk.
by nelson on 2/16/2010 5:16am
it`s about drugs and al hel about it.
who`s been there, he knows it.
by Belize on 2/19/2010 6:24pm
I love itt! we all have our calling
by matt on 3/30/2010 1:12pm
this song has so much soul, that's why i love it, i remember when it first came out when i was it grade school. Didn't know what it meant back then, but i do know, the city can by tough and a battle if you hold a traditional-christian POV, the simple life can be the best route. Less noise, less crime, less smog, more open air and room to breathe, Loving God and your family, working hard and sharing good times with folks just like yourself.
by Brikeal on 4/10/2010 10:39am
i love this so my mom and i now this cd word for word its one evey play list on my ipod i love it so much
by danny lemon on 6/25/2010 11:50pm
Why are things so damn tough. So much drama and struggles. I love this song my grandmother pass and I listen to this and I feel better
by Mark Hamill on 7/5/2010 11:41pm
This is for all the God loving people that can' make sence of this crazy world. That can't wait to be home, where it will finally make sence! Love you Jesus
by Cathy Mathis on 8/2/2010 11:53am
Beautifully stated Mark H.07/5/2010

2 Corinthians 5:8-"We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord."

2 Corinthians 5:2-"Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling,"

I loved this song in 92' and, wow, it means so much more today!
Thank you Jesus

ps.holding you close AleXandria.
by SQUID on 8/29/2010 8:22pm
this song brings a tear to my eyes every time :) in a good way
by kaashMoney on 3/13/2011 4:01am
I love this song, great lyrics.
by tt on 6/6/2011 8:47am
to long but loved it
by awesome! on 8/8/2011 9:23pm
great lyrics
by seeker on 1/8/2012 12:11am
love this so much!
by Lebron Johnston on 2/15/2012 10:04pm
I fucking love this song!!! I love the 90's!!!
by Johnny on 2/28/2012 1:47am
I miss listening to this song on the radio. It really brings back a lot of memories :-)
by Vita on 3/16/2012 9:33pm
Yep, them my roots too...Ripley, Halls, Gates, Brownsville, and Dyersburg...
by Hammani on 3/18/2012 4:56pm
So awesome and touching
by Shakiki on 3/29/2012 11:24am
This song is awesome
by Ms. Tucker on 5/4/2012 7:50pm
The greatest of of.
by Shaq on 5/21/2012 1:16pm
I can dig it nigga
by Tennessean on 6/6/2012 9:18am
It's Dyersburg. Not Dyesburg.
by Aaron Williams on 9/9/2012 9:40am
But I am still thirsty...
by Shandra on 9/21/2012 5:20pm
I realized how much I loved this song when I saw the group profiled on TVOne's Unsung series. Greed and miscommunication messed up what could have been a timeless group
by Nery Rompich on 9/22/2012 2:12pm
I love this song too... it is a pray that comes from the heart, looking for hope to go on with your life... it's a great song... I think everyone of us have felt the same someday...
by lysa on 11/11/2012 8:02am
whats not to like about a genius this you that puts together a beat this tuff....(got to) give it up for this young man (and) give credit when credits due.
by JP on 1/29/2013 6:42pm
stick it in my behind man
plunge it deep and make me bleed
pull my hair and slap my ass
into my mouth so i can feed
by Zimbo luv on 3/20/2013 1:22pm
Daaaamn! This jaaaamn! Told you there is a rainbow in my weedsmoke!
by jessica on 3/21/2013 2:04pm
your baby is so funny
by Confused by JP... on 4/21/2013 10:48pm
Non sequitur as hell...
by UncleDonnell on 9/11/2013 1:12pm
This song really lifts me up and start my day everyday,and I really jam it at work
by Susan on 10/9/2013 9:49am
*sighs* what happened to all the good rap music? These songs actually have a message. Man, those were some good times!


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