"Sunshine Highway" as written by and Kelly Wallace....
Yeah, me and my girl we're acting up again all right
She ain't much of a looker, she can handle her Paraldehyde
You were up all night at the Captain's Table drinking Tango & gin by the old piano
Playing cards and smoking cigars 'til the sun came up
Or was it going down for the night?

[CHORUS:]
Take another ride on the sunshine highway
Take another ride try to turn it around
Take another ride down the sunshine highway
Take another ride try to turn it around tonight

Drop me off, sign me in, clean me up and let me out
Man that nurse is a bitch, this sucks, she says my jug ain't allowed
I've had my share of Mt. Pleasant messiahs wearing slippers & robes, trying to bum my smokes
I'm gonna Thorazine shuffle straight out that door
Head to the farm and find me a cure

[CHORUS]

Tonight, yeah yeah yeah
I?m gonna make it right

[CHORUS]

Cause I'm gonna be the one
To take another ride, take another ride


Lyrics submitted by wongy, edited by Poolol

"Sunshine Highway" as written by Brennan Barr

Lyrics © MEMORY LANE MUSIC GROUP

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    General CommentI think I have it all wrong..but here's my idea anyways


    "Yeah, me and my girl we're acting up again all right
    She ain't much of a looker, she can handle her paraldehyde
    You were up all night at the Captain's Table drinking Tanqueray and gin by the old piano
    Playing cards and smoking cigars 'til the sun came up
    Or was it going down for the night?"
    ^ He was partying...I agree with whoever said ti was Tanqueray instead of tango. Anyways, so he was out all night partying. I always thought the last line was "I wasn't going down for the night"


    Take another ride on the sunshine highway
    Take another ride try to turn it around
    Take another ride on the sunshine highway
    Take another ride try to turn it around tonight
    ^ let's all settle our differences so we can have a good time

    Drop me off, sign me in, clean me up and let me out
    Man that nurse is a bitch, this sucks, she says my jug ain't allowed
    ^he went to rehab

    I've had my share of Mt. Pleasant messiahs wearing slippers and robes, trying to bum my smokes
    ^ though it was 'unpleasant messiahs'...once again they're in rehab, maybe you can't smoke in rehab?

    I'm gonna Thorazine shuffle straight out the door
    ^ Thoranzine goes with the rehab idea...maybe more of a mental institute

    Head to the farm and find me a cure
    ^good old sunshine,outdoors, regular life will cure him, rehab won't.....or he's going to the farm as in going home and making moonshine




    but like I said, I think I'm really far off since nobody else even mentioned it
    quietoneon April 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuperb track from a superb album from a superb band
    wongyon June 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGood song.
    I read that it's about the road to Dropkick Murphy's. (name of a dry out center (where DKM got their name)) The actual road to the place was called "Sunshine Highway" becuase when the drunks drove the road they would throw out their bottles and they would break over the road. There was so much broken glass that the road would light up and shine at night with cars headlights.
    Cool I thought... Read it in AP
    always_forgeton July 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAp as in Alternative Press? I really want a subscription to that magazine, it sounds awesome. Anyway, I just heard this song like two minutes ago and I thought it was pretty good. I really like the guitarist in the music video that is jumping around while playing, he's super-cool.
    HarlequinGirlon February 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDKM Wrote this Song ABout Partying After The Red Sox Won the World Series
    Brendonsohon August 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhile* Partying Not About, sorry
    Brendonsohon August 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCould anyone help me out with two idioms in that song? I am German, so I did not get all the meaning:
    1.: What's "Tango and gin"? Is it Gin and Tonic?
    2.: Mt. Pleasant messiahs?

    Thanx
    erkseon October 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe guitarist reminds me a lot of Steve Jones from the Sex pistols in the video's solo.
    cianon January 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThey really went downhill after The Gang's All Here. :(
    yoachon January 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe posted lyrics aren't exactly right.

    It's not "Tango and Gin", it's "Tanqueray Gin" Tanqueray is a brand of British gin.
    Chuponon April 06, 2007   Link

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