Two songs in a row about leading ladies: two young women haunted by past failures and dealing with it it two very different
ways. Giulia runs from her past straight to the church. Here our heroine rejects her upbringing and heads straight to the
local tavern.This song was highly influenced by several songs by my songwriting hero, Ray Davies of the Kinks. He has a few
songs about young, wayward lasses getting lost in the big, bad city. Go listen to "Big Black Smoke" or "Polly"
for a reference point.
Only I could write lyrics called "City Girl" and have it come out as a country song. Again, this was insprired
by a real person who has been put through the Charming fictionizer machine. Last summer I discovered the delicious mojito
(a cocktail with fresh mint leaves, lime, and rum) and just had to include it a song. The image of the formerly teetotaling
lead character sipping a mojito in SF bars was a tough one for me to picture, but it fits right into this song. Mike's nasty
lead guitar was the perfect compliment to the seemingly happy, bouncy rhythm of the song.
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