Truck Stop Coffee

© Midnight Island Music

Halfway gone and stuck outside some city
Feeling on the wrong side of the fence
When a trucker broke the rules and took some pity
I figured maybe he would talk some sense

"I tell you straight away, boy, this life ain't what it seems", he says, 
"I'm riding high on fast goodbyes and other people's dreams
It's taking all I got to keep this rig between the lines
But driving fast don't lose the past it's not so far behind.

"I met a girl and married her at twenty
Got a rig and went out on the road
But paying this thing off has cost me plenty
 -- Way more than I owed.

"I tell you straight away, boy, this life ain't what it seems", he says, 
"I'm riding high on fast goodbyes and other people's dreams
It's taking all I got to keep this rig between the lines
But driving fast don't lose the past it's not so far behind.

"There's many a woman wants to raise a family
Many a woman wants me for a friend
But every time they smile it brings back memories
And morning finds me on the road again.

"This is where I turn", he says, "Take care, the best of luck
Don't mind my talking on like some old record's gotten stuck"
He swung it round the corner, and the moon began to rise
That night I froze out under those heartbreaking prairie skies.

"I tell you straight away, boy, this life ain't what it seems", he says, 
"I'm riding high on fast goodbyes and other people's dreams
It's taking all I got to keep this rig between the lines
But driving fast don't lose the past it's not so far behind."