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The Midwest Home Grown Band: Music

Hanging Out At Hooker's Mill

(The Midwest Home Grown Band)
October 17, 2009
Eric Einhorn

This song is about a place where I used to go when I was playing hookie in high school. It was a beautiful park and all the partyers would gather there to play frisbee or strum guitars. Those were some of the best times in my life and thinking about Hookers Mill helps me escape the everyday stresses of life.

HANGIN OUT AT HOOKER’S MILL REMEMBER THOSE LONG HAIR TYE DYED DAYS WHEN WE WERE BACK IN SCHOOL? REBELLIOUS TEENS IN FADED JEANS – WE WERE SCANDALOUS AND COOL WITH A FLUENCY FOR TRUANCY – WE COULD VANISH IN THIN AIR AS THE TENURED TEACHER OVERLOOKED ANOTHER EMPTY CHAIR WE WOULD SKIP ON OUT TO HOOKER’S MILL, OUR SECRET HIDEAWAY SEEKING HIGHER EDUCATION THE EXPERIENCIAL WAY HOOKER’S MILL – THE ROLLING MEADOWS HOOKER’S MILL – WITH GRASS SO GREEN HOOKER’S MILL MAY NOT BE HEAVEN BUT IT’S THE CLOSEST THAT I’VE SEEN HOOKER’S MILL – THE PLACE TO RUN TO HOOKER’S MILL – TO CLEAR YOUR MIND JUST BUZZ ON BY – FOR A HOME GROWN HIGH AND LEAVE ALL YOUR CARES BEHIND MAN, THOSE WERE THE BEST OF TIMES, WE WERE YOUNG AND WILD AND FREE IF ONLY THINGS COULD JUST GO BACK TO THE WAY THEY USED TO BE TO THE DAYS WHEN WE WERE NOT AFRAID TO EXERCISE FREE WILL TO THE DAYS OF INDEPENDENCE BEST DECLARED AT HOOKER’S MILL WHERE TEENAGE TRUANTS HUDDLED UNDERNEATH THE TALL OAK TREES WHILE THE SMELL OF BURNING CONTRABAND ESCAPED INTO THE BREEZE WHERE RED EYES MASKED BY MIRRORED SHADES COULD WATCH THE WORLD GO BY REMEMBER HANGIN OUT AT HOOKER’S MILL SKIPPIN SCHOOL AND GETTING HIGH HOOKER’S MILL – THE ROLLING MEADOWS HOOKER’S MILL – WITH GRASS SO GREEN HOOKER’S MILL MAY NOT BE HEAVEN BUT IT’S THE CLOSEST THAT I’VE SEEN HOOKER’S MILL – THE PLACE TO RUN TO HOOKER’S MILL – TO CLEAR YOUR MIND JUST BUZZ ON BY – FOR A HOME GROWN HIGH AND LEAVE ALL YOUR CARES BEHIND HOOKER’S MILL – THE ROLLING MEADOWS HOOKER’S MILL – WITH GRASS SO GREEN HOOKER’S MILL MAY NOT BE HEAVEN BUT IT’S THE CLOSEST THAT I’VE SEEN HOOKER’S MILL – THE PLACE TO RUN TO HOOKER’S MILL – TO CLEAR YOUR MIND JUST BUZZ ON BY – FOR A HOME GROWN HIGH AND LEAVE ALL YOUR CARES BEHIND TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND JUST UNWIND