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Hittin' the Road



Credits
Lyric Credits: Dan Gribbin
Music Credits: Dan Gribbin
Producer Credits: Dan Gribbin
Publisher Credits: Dan Gribbin
Performance Credits: Dan Gribbin
Metadata
Song Length 2:56
Primary Genre Country-General
Tempo / Feel -
Tempo / Feel Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Lyrics
HITTIN? THE ROAD

Verse 1:

He drove a battered old pickup that slid in the snow
As he stopped for her that night.
She could tell by the way he glanced
Her bruised-up face was a pitiful sight.
He apologized for the no-wheel drive,
Wouldn?t be surprised if they spun.
But it felt like bedrock granite to her
After all the spinnin? she?d done.

Chorus:

Hittin? the road?it?s the last resort when you come up short
And you?re down.
Hitchin? a ride on the last train through?you never felt so blue,
But you?re found in time, now.

Verse 2:

Along about seven, she woke up smellin?
The coffee he?d brought her in bed.
She half-remembered him tuckin? her in
After holdin? some ice to her head.
He told her his first wife Helen had left
Some clothes that he thought might fit.
He went off to work, and she fell back asleep
In that room his presence had lit.

Chorus:

Hittin? the road?it?s the last resort when you come up short
And you?re down.
Hitchin? a ride on the last train through?never felt so blue,
But you?re found in time, now.

Bridge:

Leavin? the past behind, you never know what you?ll find.
But out on the road there?s always a chance
Two lives will intertwine.

Verse 3:

He chuckled and told her he wasn?t no prince,
And he?d surely seen better days.
She couldn?t find words, but she wanted to tell him
He surely had princely ways.
She never did ask what sent him out drivin?
That night in the blindin? snow.
She always believed he came out of nowhere
?Cause she had nowhere to go.

Chorus:

Hittin? the road?it?s the last resort when you come up short
And you?re down.
Hitchin? a ride on the last train through?you never felt so blue,
But you?re found in time now . . . hittin? the road.


© 2005 by Daniel V. Gribbin
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