Songs That Make Me Smile: “ONE WAY OUT” by THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND (1972)

Ain’t But…

ONE WAY OUT, Baby…

…Lord I Just Can’t Go Out That Door.

Ain’t But…

ONE WAY OUT, Baby…

…And Lord I Just Can’t Go Out That Door.

‘Cause There’s A Man Down There…

…Might Be Your Man…

…I Don’t Know.

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…Lord You Got Me Trapped, Woman…

…Up On The Second Floor.

If I Get By This Time…

…I Won’t Be…

…Trapped No More.

So Raise Your Window, Baby…

…I Can Ease Out Soft And Slow.

And Lord, Your Neighbors…

…No They Won’t Be…

…Talking That Stuff That They Don’t Know.

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…Lord, I’m Foolish To Be Here…

…In The First Place…

…I Know Some Man Gonna Walk In…

…And Take My Place.

Ain’t No Way In The World…

…I’m Going Out That Front Door.

‘Cause There’s A Man Down There…

…Might Be Your Man…

…I Don’t Know. …

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ONE WAY OUTWas/Is The Ultimate Track From The 1972 AlbumEAT A PEACHBy THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

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So, My Peeps…

…Why Does This Little Tune Get The Grand Treatment Of Being The First Song In A New, And Hopefully Long Running, Series?

AND…

…More Importantly…

…Why Does This Song Make Me Smile???

Welllll…

…For Starters…

…This Song…

ONE WAY OUT

by THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

…Is Actually THE SONG That Spawned The Whole Idea In The First Place.

See, Kiddies…

…I Was Spending A Little Time With My Father.

We Turned On The Radio.

And Not 2-Seconds-Later…

…This Song Began To Play.

My Father And I Had The Exact Same Reaction.

We Both Reached For The Volume Button To Seriously CRANK-IT-UP!

You See…

…It’s His FAVORITE SONG…

…From His FAVORITE ALBUM…

…From His FAVORITE BAND.

I Sincerely Love Love LOVE The Tune Myself…

…But I Don’t Know Of Anyone Who Could Love It More-So Than My Father.

His Foot Starts Bouncin’…

…He Starts Slappin’ His Leg….

…And He SINGS ALONG!

My Father Doesn’t Sing Along To Most Music He Hears…

…Even When It’s A Song He Truly Enjoys.

But When…

ONE WAY OUT

…Begins To Play…

…He’s INTO IT.

Flat-Out…

…No-Holds-Barred…

…INTO IT.

.Period.

If You Know The Man As I Do…

…Then You Also Know He’s Very Easy To Perk-Up If You’ve Got Some Quality Jams To Pop-On The Ole Speakers.

And If You REALLY Know The Man As I Do…

…Then You REALLY Know Nothing Works Better Than Music From…

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

.Period Period.

I Love The Song, As I’ve Said, But I Enjoy It So Much More When I Get To Watch HIM Derive So SO Much More Joy From It.

And THAT Also Answers The Other Question.

Why Does This Song Make Me Smile???

It Makes Me Smile Because…

…No Matter Where I Am…

…Where I’m Going…

…What I’m Doing…

…Who I’m With…

…If I Need Something To Perk-Up MY Mood…

ONE WAY OUT

by THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

…Is Generally The Quickest Way To Put A Smile On My Face.

Not Because Of MY Love For The Song…

…But Because I’m Thinking Of My Father And HIS Love For The Song.

I Can Picture The Foot Bouncin’…

…The Leg Slappin’…

…And His Valiant Attempts To Belt-Out The Tune As Best He Can.

Simple Memories, I Grant You.

But They’re Never Far Away.

And They’ve Yet To Fail Me, Thus Far.

And Now…

…Y’all Know Exactly WHY This Song Makes Me Smile…

…And WHY It’s The Flag-Ship Of This New Series.

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Acceptable, My Peeps???

I BLOODY WELL HOPE SO!!!

I Promise Y’all, This Series Feels Almost Boundless At This Point.

There Are Many Many MANY Songs That Make Me Smile…

…And For So So SO Many Different Reasons.

ONE WAY OUT

…Simply Seemed Like The Perfect Way To Begin.

I’m Very Very VERY Pleased With It, Anyway.

And I Sincerely Hope Some Of Y’all Are, Also.

Midnight Is Now Upon Us.

But The Weekend Has Just Begun.

Holla At Y’all Later, Fo SHO!!!

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