An acoustic song in an Americana vein by James McMurtry, the son of Larry McMurtry of “Lonesome Dove” fame and one of the best singer-songwriters out there. Though the song opens with a bit of speculation about the town’s founding, it’s more about the narrator’s desire to leave.

“Flatter than a tabletop
Makes you wonder why they stopped here
Wagon must have lost a wheel or they lacked ambition
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”

Update: The official music video is below the fold:


Category: Theater

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