"Highway Kind" as written by and Townes Van Zandt....
My days, they are the highway kind
They only come to leave
But the leavin' I don't mind
It's the comin' that I crave.
Pour the sun upon the ground
Stand to throw a shadow
Watch it grow into a night
And fill the spinnin' sky.

Time among the pine trees
It felt like breath of air
Usually I just walk these streets
And tell myself to care.
Sometimes I believe me
And sometimes I don't hear.
Sometimes the shape I'm in
Won't let me go.

Well, I don't know too much for true
But my heart knows how to pound
My legs know how to love someone
My voice knows how to sound.
Shame that it's not enough
Shame that it is a shame.
Follow the circle down
Where would you be?

You're the only one I want now
I never heard your name.
Let's hope we meet some day
If we don't it's all the same.
I'll meet the ones between us,
And be thinkin' 'bout you
And all the places I have seen
And why you where not there.


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    General CommentTo me, this one is about searching for, and starting to think you will never find a true 'soul mate'.
    'You're the only one i want and I've never heard your name' gives it away a little and the title 'highway kind' is a reference to the wandering existance of the writer. He's just meandering through the days, trying to get what he can out of them while waiting for something or someone to come along and make it all worth while. 'I'll meet the one's between us/be thinkin' about you/ all the places I have seen/ and why you were not there..
    Typical Townes in the way he just observerd his own existance with equal amounts of sadness and pleasure. 'Time amongst the pine trees/ felt like breath of air, usaually i just walk these streets/tell myself to care. Being in the key of E minor though, I say it's more a loathing than a celebration of being 'The highway kind'.

    hankchinaski7on August 14, 2010   Link

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