The Back Way

Written June 2003

Tab D, capo 5

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she was always out somewhere lookin’ for fun,
she thought that “don’t walk” must mean run,
you knew the party had begun
when she showed up about a quarter to one,
something always shifted when she hit the room,
lookin’ like a candidate for glory or doom,
everybody jockied for a better view,
I tried to keep her laughin’ for an hour or 2,
+++ she showed me the back way,
+++ and it’s much quicker than the interstate,
+++ I knew that she would never stay,
+++ but you take what you get from somebody like that..

drivin’ into morning, crankin’ through the sticks,
she stopped before the line for beer and brownie mix,
kissed me at the counter of the all-night store,
pointed to the camera when I asked what for, she said,
“if they’re gonna film us, we should make this good,”
something in her voice I finally understood,
I had to prop my eyelids all the way back home,
just so I could watch her as she drove along,
+++ she showed me the back way,
+++ and it’s much quicker than the interstate,
+++ I knew that she would never stay,
+++ but you take what you get from somebody like that…

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