Music and lyrics by
Fred Eaglesmith

Well darlin I'm comin' down
Wore out and on 67
I just got off the turnpike
For the Ohio State inspection
Johnny wall followed me up the road
Then he turned off and he let me go
And I guess this old truck ain't worth shutting down

And your voice last night on the telephone
Said you wouldn't be there when I got home
So when I get to Cleveland
I'm gonna head back south

Well the light keeps coming on
I got water in the fuel
Oh my brakes are gone
I got a left front tire
A throwin' thread
By tomorrow morning I could be dead
Baby maybe you been right all along

You said you couldn't stay
With one who one who was always goin' away
All you wanted to do was to settle down
You wanted to buy that little trailer
Out on the edge With the money you were saving
With the carport and a color tv
No place to turn around

Well the light keeps comin' on
I got water in the fuel
Oh my brakes are gone
I got a left front tire
A throwin' thread
By tomorrow morning I could be dead
Baby maybe you been right all along
Baby maybe you been right all along

Remember that winter when the lake froze over
We drove out there after we'd unloaded
We wrapped that truck and we spun it round and round
Then we left it idlin' out on that ice
We crawled in the sleeper and I held you tight
Baby I'm sure on thin ice now

Well the light keeps coming on
I got water in the fuel
O my brakes are gone
I got a left front tire
A throwin thread
By tomorrow morning I could be dead
Baby maybe you been right all along
Baby maybe you been right all along


Lyrics submitted by redflowers

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    General CommentI think this song is less about trucking than it is about a relationship that has "water in the fuel", bad brakes, and a left front tire that's throwin' thread.
    redflowerson September 17, 2002   Link

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