after three nights in jail
I head north from Toyahvale
switched to two eighty five in Pacos
head up to the Red Bluff
my walk's real steady
and my eyes are real cold but i
always feel like I'm sixteen years old
lost in a travel lodge
with the television on with the sound down
I don't feel so tough
old issues of sunset magazine
to read
sleep for twelve hours
dream about home

I have no place to go
so i drive up to new mexico
fix my eyes in the rear view
when I cross the state line
and i panic i guess
and although it's quite late
take the first exit to one twenty eight
I am
coming back to midland
I hope you won't mind
polaroids of the two of us
scattered on the passenger seat
I drive slowly
and evenly
and I dream about home


Lyrics submitted by fuckedupdog, edited by Flaffy, jtk1993, kyeo

Jeff Davis County Blues song meanings
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    General CommentToyahvale!!!!
    Toyahvale, TX!
    LaylaDarlingon March 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics are sorta wrong, Right version:
    After three nights in jail,
    I head north from Toya Vail
    Switch from 285 in Pacos
    Head up to RedBluff
    My walks real steady and my eyes are real cold,
    But I feel like I'm all of 16 years old,
    lost in a travel lodge with the television on with the sound down,
    I don't feel so tough,
    Old issues of Sunset Magazine to read,
    Sleep for 12 hours,
    Dream about home

    I have no place to go,
    So I drive up to New Mexico,
    Fix my eyes in the rear view
    when I cross the state line,
    and I paniac I guess,
    and although it's quite late
    take the first exit to 128,
    I'm comming back to midland
    I hope you won't mind,
    Polaroids of the two of us scattered on the passengers street,
    I drive slowly and evenly
    and I dream about home
    BoomSwaggeron July 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics are sorta wrong, Right version:
    After three nights in jail,
    I head north from Toya Vail
    Switch from 285 in Pacos
    Head up to RedBluff
    My walks real steady and my eyes are real cold,
    But I feel like I'm all of 16 years old,
    lost in a travel lodge with the television on with the sound down,
    I don't feel so tough,
    Old issues of Sunset Magazine to read,
    Sleep for 12 hours,
    Dream about home

    I have no place to go,
    So I drive up to New Mexico,
    Fix my eyes in the rear view
    when I cross the state line,
    and I paniac I guess,
    and although it's quite late
    take the first exit to 128,
    I'm comming back to midland
    I hope you won't mind,
    Polaroids of the two of us scattered on the passengers street,
    I drive slowly and evenly
    and I dream about home
    BoomSwaggeron July 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti kinda wish it was "dream about you."
    but alas
    hab204on September 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song! Jeff Davis is a very sparsely populated county in Western Texas named after Jefferson Davis, the president of the confederacy. The guy in the song is obviously a lost soul drifter type who has had some trouble with the law over the years but has a good heart. He may have been a trouble maker in his younger years but now that he sees where that life has taken him he feels more vulnerable than tough. I get the sense that the narrator just wants to feel at home somewhere for once in his life but I'm not sure the person he's going home to will be very welcoming. He has lost that place that he refers to as home forever.
    vidkon November 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song reminds me of the calm, sad regret you feel after doing or saying something to someone in an argument or fight. i assume he hit her and thats why he spent time in jail.
    RedLeafon March 20, 2012   Link

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