Tennessee è un brano scritto e inciso dai Arrested Development, contenuto nell'album 3 Years, 5 Month and 2 Days in the Life of... pubblicato nel 1992. Disco d'esordio per la band di Atlanta, il titolo del disco fa riferimento al tempo impiegato per riuscire a trvare un produttore, quindi un contratto discografico da firmare. La canzone è uno dei loro grandi successi, primo singolo estratto dall'album.

RE#m SOL#7/4 Lord I've really been real stressed RE#m SOL#7/4 Down and out, losing ground RE#m SOL#7/4 Although I am Black and proud RE#m SOL#7/4 Problems got me pessimistic RE#m SOL#7/4 Brothers and sisters keep messing up RE#m SOL#7/4 Why does it have to be so damn tough? RE#m SOL#7/4 I don't know where I can go RE#m SOL#7/4 To let these ghosts out of my skull RE#m SOL#7/4 My grandma's passed, my brother's gone RE#m SOL#7/4 I never at once felt so alone REm SOL#7/4 I know you're supposed to be my steering wheel RE#m SOL#7/4 Not just my spare tire (home) RE#mm SOL#7/4 But Lord I ask you (home) RE#m SOL#7/4 To be my guiding force and truth (home) RE#m SOL#7/4 For some strange reason it had to be (home) RE#m SOL#7/4 He guided me to Tennessee (home) RE#m SOL#7/4 Take me to another place RE#m SOL#7/4 Take me to another land RE#m SOL#7/4 Make me forget all that hurts me RE#m SOL#7/4 Let me understand your plan RE#m SOL#7/4 Take me to another place RE#m SOL#7/4 Take me to another land RE#m SOL#7/4 Make me forget all that hurts me RE#m SOL#7/4 Let me understand your plan RE#m SOL#7/4 Lord it's obvious we got a relationship RE#m SOL#7/4 Talkin' to each other every night and day RE#m SOL#7/4 Although you're superior over me RE#m SOL#7/4 We talk to each other in a friendship way RE#m SOL#7/4 Then outta nowhere you tell me to break RE#m SOL#7/4 Outta the country and into more country RE#m SOL#7/4 Past Dyesburg into Ripley RE#m SOL#7/4 Where the ghost of childhood haunts me RE#m SOL#7/4 Walk the roads my forefathers walked RE#m SOL#7/4 Climbed the trees my forefathers hung from RE#m SOL#7/4 Ask those trees for all their wisdom RE#m SOL#7/4 They tell me my ears are so young (home) RE#m SOL#7/4 Go back to from whence you came (home) RE#m SOL#7/4 My family tree, my family name (home) RE#m SOL#7/4 For some strange reason it had to be (home) RE#m SOL#7/4 He guided me to Tennessee (home) RE#m SOL#7/4 Take me to another place RE#m SOL#7/4 Take me to another land RE#m SOL#7/4 Make me forget all that hurts me RE#m SOL#7/4 Let me understand your plan Eshe? She went down to Holly Springs Rasha Don and Baba? They went down to Peachtree Headliner, I challenge you to a game of horseshoes A game of horseshoes! RE#m SOL#7/4 Now I see the importance of history RE#m SOL#7/4 Why my people be in the mess that they be RE#m SOL#7/4 Many journeys to freedom made in vain RE#m SOL#7/4 My brothers on the corner playing ghetto games RE#m SOL#7/4 I ask you Lord why you enlightened me RE#m SOL#7/4 Without the enlightenment of all my folks RE#m SOL#7/4 He said 'cause I set myself on a quest for truth RE#m SOL#7/4 And you was there to quench my thirst But I am still thirsty... RE#m SOL#7/4 RE#m SOL#7/4 The Lord allowed me to drink some more RE#m SOL#7/4 He said what I am searching for RE#m SOL#7/4 Are the answers to all which are in front of me RE#m SOL#7/4 The ultimate truth started to get blurry RE#m SOL#7/4 For some strange reason it had to be RE#m SOL#7/4 It was all a dream about Tennessee RE#m SOL#7/4 Take me to another place RE#m SOL#7/4 Take me to another land RE#m SOL#7/4 Make me forget all that hurts me RE#m SOL#7/4 Let me understand your plan SOL#m7 Oh won't you let me Won't you help me RE#m Won't you help me understand you plan? RE#m7 Take me home Take me home Home Take me to another place SOL#7 Take me home RE#m7 SOL#7 Oh you know I need to go home, yeah Tennessee Tennessee, Whoo! Yeah Tennessee Te-Tenness...

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