Ah, the timeless chore that most of our parents made us do. In fact, lots of us probably still do this proverbial task to this day. That is unless you have kids that are of the age you can force them to do it. I’m not capable of that as I don’t have any kids. At least none that I’m aware of.
It’s a pretty safe bet though that Austin didn’t have this in mind when writing this song. Instead, it’s a colorful metaphor for getting rid of a deadbeat lover. At least this is the impression that I get. I mean what better way to say, I got rid of you – I put you in the trash. Thus you should know it’s over. Musically this is way southern roots rock. Its a good thing for Austin as he spent some time opening for some huge southern rock bands. I think he was opening for some band called Lynyrd Skynyrd. Perhaps you’ve one or two of their hits. I’m sure if I’m incorrect about that, I’ll get skinned right here in the comments.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I had seen a friend of Austin’s play at Molly Malones in Los Angeles. Well, Austin was on all those bills every time I saw Travis play. As much as I like Travis’ stage presence, I think I much preferred Austins rock sensibility. He really takes it a step further than Travis. I also think he held his composure a bit more than Travis. I don’t think Austin drinks or at least doesn’t get drunk while playing. I think he takes himself a bit more seriously than Travis. I could be totally off base about that. I don’t know. I do know he’s very good live. Maybe you think I’ve got nutty taste in music. You know what? I don’t care. I still bet you’re likely to be tappin your toe to this tune cause it’s just got that kind of rhythm. If you even find yourself tappin your toe, or foot, or bobbing your head, you better be a buyin this song and the whole CD too.
What do you have to say about it?