Bug of Love (duchesslovebug) wrote in westtexas,
Bug of Love

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Yea, I'm the 52nd member. 52 is my favorite number. Did you know Texas was the 52nd state to join the union? Heh, just kidding. How long did I have you going? .52 seconds?

I'm from Seminole. Woo-hoo! I left in '01 and came to California for college. I've come to the conclusion that I did this JUST because my sister hates Texas, and I wanted to be able to tell her I'd tried other places. I wish I'd stayed in Texas. I love Texas. I plan on going back after I graduate. I'm thinking Austin. Because I want to work in a publishing house.

Okay, who knows any of the following: Walter Wright. Shayne (sp?) Childers (and his notorious wife...Marla? At least I think that's her name). Michael Matlock. Eric von Hindman. Brett Farr. Jeff Wall. The Talley boys. Shawn Bell. Robert Stovall. Jeannette Groll.

In my head, I'm still in high school. And no, I do not consider this a good thing, if you were wondering.

Does anyone else think Abilene would be a good name for a girl?

Shawn Mullins does a song called Levelland. And it's really about Levelland, TX. It's originally by James McMurtry.

Flatter than a tabletop
Makes you wonder why they stopped here
Wagon must have lost a wheel or they lacked ambition one
On the great migration west
Separated from the rest
Though they might have tried their best
They never caught the sun

So they sunk some roots down in the dirt
To keep from blowin' off the earth
Built a town around here
And when the dust had all but cleared
They called it Levelland, the pride of man
In Levelland

Granddad grew the dryland wheat
Stood on his own two feet
His mind got incomplete and they put him in the home
Daddy's cotton grows so high
Sucks the water table dry
Rolling sprinklers circle round
Bleedin' it to the bone
And I won't be here when it comes a day
It all dries up and blows away
I'd hang around just to see
But they never had much use for me in Levelland
They don't understand me out in Levelland

And I watch those jet trails carving up that big blue sky
Coast to coasters watch 'em go
And I never would blame 'em one damn bit
If they never looked down on this
Not much here they'd wanna know
Just Levelland
Far as you can point your hand
Nothin' but Levelland

Mama used to roll her hair
Back before the central air
We'd sit outside and watch the stars at night
She'd tell me to make a wish
I'd wish we both could fly
Don't think she's seen the sky
Since we got the satellite dish and
I can hear the marching band
Doin' the best they can
They're playing "Smoke on the Water", "Joy to the World"
I've paid off all my debts

Got some change left over yet and I'm
Gettin' on a whisper jet
I'm gonna fly as far as I can get from
Levelland, doin' the best I can
Out in Levelland - imagine that
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