Now that we’re home, we need to get back in a Texas kind of mood. And this song can only help.
I mentioned before how friendly Texans are. They’re warm and welcoming to everyone. Well, let me amend that slightly. They’re warm and welcoming to everyone who doesn’t piss ‘em off.
When we moved to Texas the locals kept asking us the same question over and over and over again. Soon as they found out where we were from they’d narrow their eyes like Clint Eastwood, give us hard looks, and say, “You don’t plan on bringin’ those California ways down here, do you?”
Here’s Ray Wylie Hubbard, The Godfather of Texas Music, singing the song that ought to be the Texas National Anthem. Click on it and give it a listen. It’s a cool damn song with a lot of Texas attitude.
We went to see Ray Wylie a couple years ago and walked away saying it was the best live show either of us had ever seen. Of course, he ended the show with a raucous version of “Screw You, We’re from Texas” and the whole audience joined in to sing the chorus at the top of their lungs.