the stubborn lovers

Drivin' 22

Mother Road


Lyrics

"Drivin’ 22"

Daddy’s at the wheel of our Ford Country Squire
Mama’s putting makeup on down to the wire
Sister’s in the back spilling goldfish on the floor
Shepherd’s in the way back scratching at the door
Slip her into gear and ease her out slow
Here we go

Daddy needs some nails and a stack of two-by-fours
There’s a neon strongman who’s got all that and more
Mama wants some curtains decked with pretty yellow flowers
There’s a land of fabric where she can shop for hours
Gotta get a move on ‘cause there’s so much to do
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When Sis and I start fighting it’s a hell of a sound
If we don’t shut up Daddy’s gonna turn this car around
All I know is if and when he lowers the boom
I wanna be living in a teenage bedroom

Now we’re getting hungry and we gotta pick a spot
How ’bout a tiki taco or a Texas red hot?
There’s always a good diner every mile or two or three
But the Leaning Tower of Pizza is the only place for me
Gotta get a move on ‘cause there’s so much to do
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When Sis and I start fighting it’s a hell of a sound
If we don’t shut up Daddy’s gonna turn this car around
All I know is if and when he lowers the boom
I wanna be living in a teenage bedroom

Been saving my allowance and my birthday money too
To buy a stack of records and a poster of the Who
You know that old flea market is the coolest that it gets
But Mama says we gotta buy new school clothes at Korvette’s
Slip her into gear and ease her out slow
Here we go

Gotta get a move on ‘cause there’s so much to do
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We’re drivin’ US 22