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Blue Sky and Blacktop

Words and music copyright © Leon Chase 2006.

As performed on the album That’s My Shit! – Uncle Leon and the Alibis Live in Brooklyn

 

Heat lightning cracks on a Nebraska plain
The sky’s gone black and it smells like rain
But there’s no turning back,
’cause I live for the feel
of my hands on the wheel and this wind in my brain

I cross state lines like some people cross the street
I’ve ridden more damn road than one man should ever see
This old truck’s dragggin’ ass,
and I’m almost out of gas
but there’s just no place I’d rather be

Than with
Blue sky and blacktop,
stretching far as I can see
Blue sky and blacktop,
calling out to me
Blue sky and blacktop,
stretching far as I can see
Blue sky and blacktop
and I’m somewhere in between

It took seven hundred miles just to get through South Dakota
I stopped in Kansas City just to get myself a soda
Six hundred to Cheyenne,
A thousand-forty to San Fran,
and I’m still thinking about that girl in Minnesota

And that
Blue sky and blacktop,
stretching far as I can see
Blue sky and blacktop,
calling out to me
Blue sky and blacktop,
stretching far as I can see
Blue sky and blacktop
and I’m somewhere in between

Some folks put all their faith in money or love
or a big shiny place in the sky
But as for me, all I really need
is a truck stop waitress and a big plate of fries

And that
Blue sky and blacktop,
stretching far as I can see
Blue sky and blacktop,
calling out to me
Blue sky and blacktop,
stretching far as I can see
Blue sky and blacktop
and I’m somewhere in between

 

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