500 Miles Ahead, 1000 Miles Behind

500 Miles Ahead, 1000 Miles Behind.mp3

well, we just crossed the mississippi, she had overflowed her banks
took ourselves a rest stop, filled up the gastanks
pullin out of memphis past elvis’s sacred shrine
500 miles ahead, 1000 miles behind

now al’s been doing the drivin, but the sun’s making his eyes burn
he says he needs some ice and for me to take my turn
clock says seven eastern, but now we’re in central time
500 miles ahead, 1000 miles behind

we’re drivin down to texas to right outside san antone
trying to make a wedding by saturday morn
started out in d.c., spent the night in north caroline
500 miles ahead, 1000 miles behind

now we’re stoppin at the best western, to washup and to eat
when you’ve been sittin all day there’s nothing as nice as just to stand upon your feet
there are many types of weariness, highway has it’s own kind
500 miles ahead, 1000 miles behind

i saw twenty tractor trailers huddled under the bright black sky
i met this man who got his goat to kiss him as he swelled up with pride
there’s no way to imagine what each traveler will find
500 miles ahead, 1000 miles behind

we measure out our progress, by the big cityies on the map
keep our speed pretty high and watchout for speedtraps
we’re on an unnamed stretch of road, waiting for a sign
500 miles ahead, 1000 miles behind

now i think we’re being followed through these endless fields
i’ve seen a redwinged blackbird at the top of the windshield
with a bit of grace above you you make pretty good time
500 miles ahead, 1000 miles behind

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