"'52 Ford" as written by and Adam Turla Sarah Balliet....
I hit the road in a '52 Ford
A pack of matches and a postcard on the dashboard
The sun was set, the gas gauge was low
And it was time to go

I met the girl at a juke joint on the fly
Needed a friend the day my mother died
Her place was hot and it smelled of sin
I guess when one life goes, another begins

Hey now, what you going to do?
Got a fiver in your pocket
And a switchblade in your boot
Hey now, what you going to say
To make it go away?

I found the city by the mark on the stamp
Studied it under the light of a hotel lamp
I found his work, I found their home
I waited until I knew she was alone

I didn't want the child to see life
I justified and it wounded my pride
My mind was set that no one could know
The girl had to go

Hey now, what you going to do?
Got a fiver in your pocket
And a switchblade in your boot
Hey now, what you going to say
To make it go away?

Hey now, what you going to do?
Got a fiver in your pocket
And a switchblade in your boot
Hey now, what you going to say
To make it go away?

Light stumbled in through a crack in the shades
Reflected off of the edge of my blade
As I reached for the girl with the knife in my hand
I thought, " I guess the kid deserves a chance"

Her man came in as I started to go
My last intentions; how could he know?
The blade sank deep into my skin
I guess when one life goes, another begins


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    General Commenthe got the girl pregnant and then didnt want her to keep the baby but he gets 2nd thoughts when he's about to kill her but then the husband walks in and kills him without knowing he wasn't actually gonna do it?
    kamakaze178on February 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAnyone know what "Fiver in your pocket" means?
    AtlDynasty25on March 10, 2008   Link
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    General Comment5 dollar bill.
    Heckletonon March 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat a great song. This whole album makes me think of Johnny Cash fronting a rock band.
    IanIsSuperRadon March 28, 2008   Link
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    a_melancholy_soulon May 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI noticed a lot of direct correlations between this song and Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, especially in the line "when one life goes, another begins"
    thefiston April 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentUgh, its not "fiver" it's Fiber as in .. another name for a Garrote. A weapon.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    Glappkontakton October 02, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Fiver"... a 5 shot pistol that he keeps in his pocket... probably a .22 or .38 caliber.
    PeoriaBJJon January 09, 2013   Link

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