I am moving a little bit outside of myself for today’s theme.  I don’t normally listen to this gentleman, but the theme reminded me of these singular shows that we used to have in Seattle.

Kevn Kinney fronted Drivin N Cryin for some years, and I knew of him from that era.  Friends with REM from the Georgia days, there was a period of years in the mid-1990s when that Kevn would visit.  Peter Buck was living here and he’d put together an ensemble of locals to play, and they’d put on a show sometime over Winter Break.

Fond memories are mine, hanging out with a few friends, listening to the great riffs, and Kevn telling stories.  He’s the sort of guy that gently strums, eyes closed, and tells you, “all you really need in life is a full cup of coffee, a few good friends, and a guitar.”

Song:  “Broken Hearts and Auto Parts”
Album: “Broken Hearts and Auto Parts”
Artist: Kevn Kinney
Song Writer: Kevin Kinney

Thanks to Helen for the challenge.   Song Lryic Sunday

Ain’t been the best of years so far
I lost my girl, I lost my car.
Everything else, so in between
Seems so incomplete.
It ain’t the best of times you see
I’ve got no phone and no TV.
I’m just three steps from living on the street
Or sleeping in my truck.

It’s been broken hearts and auto parts and everything between.
I was on the move and in a suit, and on the silver screen.
Where I would hide for days and live inside my dreams.
It’s been broken hearts and auto parts this year.

Ain’t been the best of mornings
I spilt coffee on my favorite shirt.
Broke my shoelace gettin’ ready for church … ah, this is bullshit (sorry, Lord)
Ain’t been the best of nights so far
I spend most of it just standing at the bar.
Downtown, chasin’ a dream…hoping she’ll come chasing me.

It’s been broken hearts and auto parts and everything between
I was on the move and in a suit, and on the silver screen
Where I could hide for days and live inside my dreams
It’s been broken hearts and auto parts this year.

story

In the end the whole thing turns around
you find some spirit and you find the cause
You sit right down, with your ol’ broken-down guitar and write yourself a song.

It’s been broken hearts and auto parts and everything between
On the move and in a suit, and on the silver screen
Where I could hide for days and live inside my dreams
It’s been broken hearts and auto parts this year.

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I found lyrics on a tablature site, then fixed them up a little bit for this live version.