MY LOVE/BREAKUP SONG TO TEXAS

 
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MAY 29, 2021

On May 29, 2021, I graduated from Lake Travis High school in Austin, Texas. While I was filled with excitement that I would soon be moving to Nashville I knew a part of me will always feel at home in texas. Making the big move to Tennessee was emotional and inspired a lot of the lyrics for Texas, Tennessee.

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MACY'S MUSIC CITY GUIDE

LIVE MUSIC:

Listening room

Wildhorse saloon

Ryman

Bluebird

Whiskey jam 


LOCALS FAVORITES:

Bartaco 

Fido

Frothy Monkey 

5 daughters bakery 

Hattie b’s

Prince’s 

Jenis

Biscuit love

Mcdougal's

Edley’s

SATCO

Pancake pantry

The pharmacy

AREAS:

Broadway 

Hillsboro 

The gulch

12th south (murals)

5th and broad


MY PERSONAL FAVS:
Graduate Hotel (white limozeen)

Lovelace

General Jackson

Monnels 

Opryland hotel

White’s mercantile 

Made In TN

Restoration hardware rooftop

Pinewood social

L & L market

Farmer’s market on (Rosa Parks)

 

i've always loved sending and receiving mail... but Y'ALL, getting packages during college and when living in another state is so exciting! anyone that knows me, understands my love for handwritten cards; i'm convinced it's a love language of mine. so if you want to be pin pals let me know!

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TEXAS, TENNESSEE

written by: macy dot neal and karleigh paige

Hey Texas

Your mark is on my heart right where you left it

You'll be right here no matter where I'm headed

My roots run deep in this ground

I’m leaving

For a little big town that’s made just for dreaming

I’ve got one that you helped me believe in

I promise I won’t let you down


Hey, Texas, Tennessee is where I’ve got to be right now

But you know a piece of me will stay in my little town

You’ve got my heart but

The other’s everything I hope  know 

Texas, Tennessee 

Goodbye, hello


Don’t think that

I won’t cry and wanna pack up and come back

The first time I fall flat on my back 

What a day that’s gonna be



In 18 years you’ve taught me not to give up when it’s hard 

But leaving is the hardest part

 
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When thinking about how I wanted to portray the lyrics to this song visually... the first thing that came to mind was the contrast of where I'm from and where I currently live. I moved from Texas 🤠 to Belmont, which happens to be 2 miles away from broadway in Nashville. 🏙 The biggest difference for me is that I've always associated Nashville as the place where I can confidently chase my dreams. I'm so grateful to have such creative and insanely talented friends that helped bring my vision to life; Liz Huber and Sarah Seeliger thank you so much for being down to drive through VERY chaotic broadway traffic on a Saturday night for some epic shots. LOVE Y'ALL!

 
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Gods promise to us. He reminded me of all of his power and presence during the 16 hour road trip.

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This picture was taken on the way to Karleigh's house, who I co-wrote Texas, Tennessee with. It was a week or so after I moved in and I remeber being so grateful for everything in my life. Windows down honstely probably listening to doja cat ot carly pearces new record and in my rear view was the most beautiful sunset and skyline of my new home.

 
 

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Texas, Tennessee was written with Karliegh Paige. She was the one person that I felt understood me enough to tell a true and personal story for this song. Moving to Nashville was terrifying and exhilarating; if I'm being honest moving in general is uncomfortable. I came to the write with a verse and some ideas, and Karliegh helped create a beautiful illustration of emotion for this song. We ended up with the idea that Texas,Tennessee was a love letter to Texas but in the same sense I was breaking up with Texas to move to Nashville.

 
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