Georgia Satellites – Another Chance

Livin’ with my back against the wall
nowhere but forward to fall

The song reminds me of something Ronnie Lane of the Faces would write…in the vein of Oh La La. A loose song that could be played on a back porch somewhere in the south. This was an album cut that I first found on their greatest hits. It’s slowly became my favorite song by this Georgia band.

I remember being a senior in high school and watching one of my buddies band play in a talent show right before us. They played “Keep Your Hands To Yourself” and it sounded great. That song was made for a rock band…any rock band and I asked him if they wrote it. He said no they had an advance copy of the song or bootleg. I’ve liked this band ever since. They were a no frills raw rock band in the middle of the sometimes over produced 80s…a band I followed until they broke up.

The song was released on the album In the Land of Salvation and Sin but wasn’t released as a single and it probably should have been. Their popularity was down at this point and the album didn’t do well. They broke up in 1990 and reformed in 1993 but without lead singer Dan Baird.

Another Chance

Livin’ with my back against the wall
nowhere but forward to fall
well I close my eyes, somebody will catch my breath
oh my lord let’s get on board
the rides gonna scare me to death

I don’t wanna leave before my time is done
don’t wanna stick around when my race is run
I don’t wanna go before they call my dance
don’t wanna die asking for another chance

come help me Poor Richard
and won’t you help me raise the glass
here’s to me and here’s to you
may our dreams all come to pass
cruel trick of time, is played in the wink of an eye
well heaven’s above you don’t need no shove
the years go sailing bye, oh

I don’t wanna leave before my time is done
don’t wanna stick around when my race is run
I don’t wanna go before they call my dance
don’t wanna die asking for another chance

another game of chance
a lifetime come and gone
I guess it’s up to me
if I don’t want to sing another man’s song
I wanna say what Grandma said, lying on her dying bed
I ain’t been cheated, no mistreated, and I don’t have to say that yet, oh

I don’t wanna leave before my time is done
don’t wanna stick around when my race is run
I don’t wanna go before they call my dance
don’t wanna die asking for another chance
another chance
no not another chance
no no another chance

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

18 thoughts on “Georgia Satellites – Another Chance”

    1. The lyrics and the loose feeling drew me to this song. I liked a song they had called Battleship Chains back then…it was a minor hit right after Keep Your Hands to Yourself.

      They hit a little too early…I think if they would have hit when the Black Crowes came in 89 they would have lasted longer…music started to turn.

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  1. I’d not heard that one, but it’s not bad. Funny your last comment above, about Black Crowes…I always get them mixed up and seem to think it is the Black Crowes if these guys come on air.

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    1. Yea they are similiar. I think they could have snuck in with a longer career with the Black Crowes but The GS hit in the mid eighties…a little too early for the rawer bands…before GNR.

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    1. It’s a nice song…I still like the other for some reason and I probably have played it in front of people more than they did lol

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      1. It could be that, one of the reasons I don’t like it is the bass. The bass line sounds more like jug blowing. I like a lot of bass work. Staying with two chords annoys me. I want to hear some John Taylor or Entwistle.

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