Candyland

from by Kent Agee

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Candyland
Kent Agee

Frankie was a pretty boy, Frankie had the jack
Frankie owned an intersection by the railroad track
A laundromat, a honky-tonk, a “Get Cash Quick”
The Blessed Savior Baptist Church with a neon crucifix

Stella was no debutante, she was just another girl
Born across the water on the far side of the world
But from her bedroom window she could see the glow at night
Tell me how could one so innocent resist a thing so bright

Candyland, all that you can eat
Make it cheap and easy make it quick and make it sweet
Anything you want, just walk across the street
Why would you go home again, after you’ve seen Candyland

She wrote a note and told her folks she had to chase her dream
She pawned her mother’s silver and her grandma’s rosary
She took that trail of cigarettes and coca-cola cans
She knew she’d find forgiveness in the heart of Candyland

(chorus)

Through those yellow arches like a smiling child she came
Frankie knew once she was inside he could sell her anything
By midnight she was born again, by three she was tattooed
By morning she was washing Frankie’s clothes to buy her food

(chorus)
How can we go home again, now that we’ve seen Candyland

credits

from The Meteorite, released May 15, 2019
Kent Agee-vocs, Tom Bukovac-guitars, Tim Lauer-keyboards, Michael Rhodes-bass, Fred Eltringham-drums

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Kent Agee Nashville, Tennessee

First known in Nashville as the creator and lead-singer of Warner rock act, Jane His Wife, Kent Agee has become recognized as one of the most versatile writers in the music industry. With cuts by acts as diverse as Barbra Streisand, Vanessa Williams, Tom Keifer, Rodney Atkins, Evan & Jaron and Del McCoury to name a few. ... more

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