• Artist: Johnnye Allee
  • Title: On the Kern County Line
  • Genre: Pop - Adult Contemporary
  • Mood: Sentimental/Ballad
  • Speed: Slow (45-63)
  • Instruments: Acoustic Piano, Real Drums/Drum Kit, Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin)
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 10/18/2011
  • Lyric themes: Traveling, Moving On Change Letting Go, Reminiscing, Sentimental, Longing
  • Lyrics: On the Kern County line There ain’t nothin’ but sky And a long stretch of highway As the tan fields roll by There’s a crow on a fence post Keepin’ tabs on a toad As I roll down the road Past the gas station sign On the Kern County line On the Kern County line Back before we were born They were mining for gold here Sparkling kernels of corn That could fill a whole skillet If you struck it just right If your luck wasn’t tight Like most men in the mine On the Kern County line On the Kern County line Caught in the middle of choosing And losing my mind If I met you half way Where would that leave us But lead us astray? And the Golden Gate shines And LA’s a place that’s too hard to find Like a fortune or fame Like a town with no name On the Kern County line On the Kern County line Where the oil flows hard With the blood of the Yokuts In the Mexican’s yard And the Cantonese worker Gave his life on the rails Just more traveling tales Grown like weeds on a vine On the Kern County line chorus
  • Keywords: Ballad, Organic

About Johnnye Allee

Johnnye Allee

Los Angeles, CA United States

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Johnnye Allee is a recipient of the ASCAP/Sammy Cahn Award for excellence in lyric writing (past winners include John Mayer, Josh Ritter and Lori McKenna). Combining a gentle and fluid voice with acoustic piano, acoustic and electric guitars, and drums, his music is an earthy blend of stripped-down, ...

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