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Phoney Drawl

This song is by Geoff Berner.

There's a certain way of talkin'
That is done down in the South
A certain way of slackin'
And certain muscles in your mouth.

Please don't be confused and think
That I am from there though
'Cause I was born and raised
In southern Ontario.

Phoney drawl, my phoney drawl
Nothin' I do can shake this phoney drawl
Like a broken tape recorder
Or some kind of brain disorder
Nothin' I do can shake this phoney drawl.

Well, I do it when I'm on the stage
Or in the studio
I do it when I've been drinkin'
Or sometimes when I go

Down to Dixie for a visit
I've been there a couple of times
But it disappears like magic when
Revenue Canada is on the line.

Phoney drawl, my phoney drawl
Nothin' I do can shake this phoney drawl
So I sing about guns n' horses
Not my university courses
Nothin' I do can shake this phoney drawl.

Well, maybe, it's 'cause way back yonder
In my younger days
My momma took me to one too many
Tennessee Williams plays
Or maybe, it's 'cause I can't fight
And this drawl makes me sound tough
Or maybe, it's 'cause who I am
Just ain't interestin' enough.

Phoney drawl, my phoney drawl
Nothin' I do can shake this phoney drawl
I shoulda stopped before I'd begun it
'Cause actually there ain't much money in it
Nothin' I do can shake this phoney drawl.

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