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The Lesbian Song (Southern Belles)

(the matthew show)
April 2, 2012
written by Jason Jackson
Recorded at the famous Sun Studio in Memphis, this tune is a raucous rumble through southern culture, penned by the late great Jason Jackson during the mid-1990s. The song is performed by Jackson's compatriots & former bandmates in the matthew show and released for the first time ever on the one-year anniversary of his death in 2011. In 2014, it was re-released on the tribute album Safely Down: the Songs of Jason Jackson.

Produced by the matthew show
Executive Producer - Fetzer Mills, Jr.
Engineered and mixed by Matt Ross-Spang at Sun Studio in Memphis
Mastered by Dean Hall

matthew - vocals, guitar
Jeff Simms - drums, vocals
Beth Brown - fiddle
Clay Anderson - bass
Ed Rogers - lead guitar, vocals
She's a lesbian, my sister and her car
Wears patchouli extract, and dances in a bar
They say her boyfriend killed someone when he was a Marine
But I think it's just a lie, his gun looks really clean

CHORUS:
Southern Belles don't wear long black veils
In the springtime when it rains
And I have failed to make friends outside of jail
'Cause I've forgotten everybody knows my name

I got tattoos on my elbows, where they say it hurts the most
Got rings on all my fingers, and diamonds on my toes
I got a mirrored headboard, martini sunrise breath
I don't know why I wanna live alone, I bore myself to death

(CHORUS)