Read a flyer for a missing girl on the Waffle House door, and I don't think I want to be on the road anymore. I don't need this road trip to find out who I really am, cause I found out I love you and hate being out on the lamb. I love you more than Sam Kinnison love screaming into microphones. Wherever you go, I'm gonna follow, that's gonna be my home. And if you need to stay out here on the road to find out who you are. Then I'll be more than happy to let you keep on using my car. Just promise we'll stop eventually. And when we do, you're gonna love me.


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    General Comment"Young people tend to romanticize the traveling lifestyle. This song is written from the perspective of a young man who had believed that the only way to find himself was to go out on the road. Out there he picked up a female hitch hiker and fell in love with her. It was the first time he ever fell in love. She was not in love with him, but liked him. She didn't like him so much as a person, but as a ride. She tapped into his romanticization of the road and used it to her advantage, knowing she could get farther from him the longer he felt that he was on the most important trip of his life. Then he realizes that he's not going to get anymore out of this trip than he has already gotten (he thinks he's gotten true love) and starts talking about heading home. This song takes place right before his heart is broken."
    a scar in the skyon July 21, 2008   Link

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