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Please Come Back to Mississippi (Emily's Song)

Updated: Apr 14, 2022

By Keith Morris

From the artist, on “Please Come Back to Mississippi (Emily's Song)”

The song's character, loosely based on my friend's daughter, believes she can escape the rigmarole of small-town life simply by moving out West. Once there, she remembers the love and beauty she failed to see in her small town, and she learns that problems are not bound by geography and geography does not define beauty. Meticulously crafted and painstakingly recorded by trial and error sometime in the summer of 2021 at EMI West; i.e., my home office.

Listen to "Please Come Back to Mississippi (Emily's Song)" here:


Keith Morris earned his BA in English and Psychology from the University of Mississippi and earned his MA in English from Mississippi State University. His poems appear in FishFood, Sonder Midwest, Cathexis Northwest, The View from Woodall, and The Louisville Review. His music appears in Tenth Street Miscellany and Hare's Paw Literary Journal. He teaches English at Itawamba Community College in Fulton, MS, and lives in Tupelo, MS, with his wife and two sons.

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