Ode To Indianola


Heather shared with me this writing prompt Web site which had the following challenge today:

Paul Simon was going to Graceland, Toto blessed the rains down in Africa – what place would you write a song about?

Explain why it’s worthy of song. Better yet, write some lyrics.

Here, then, are my lyrics:

Heading down to ‘Nola,
Gonna leave the world behind
Heading down to ‘Nola
Gonna leave the world behind
Oh, yeah, I’m heading down to ‘Nola,
Got the flat lands on my mind

When you got nothing but nothing
Ain’t nothing to get you down
And when you’re ain’t got nothing
Ain’t nothing to weigh you down
When you got nothing but nothing
You’re the luckiest man around

2 Responses

  1. While the sentiment of your song is understandable… I have to point out that the repeated “Nola” reference would likely be misconstrued into the very common and popular “NOLA” (New Orleans, Louisiana), thus losing its reference to your beloved delta town.

    Sorry to be such a killjoy. [-:

  2. Just one of the added bonuses, sir.

    Kinda like Johnny Cash’s “Jackson,” but different.

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