On a highway
I take a mental picture
Of the place that I want
Now it's living in me

On a highway
Thinking of the one who
I left alone and hoping
I don't know how I'm coping

On a highway
I'll let the bad things taunt me
But do they want to haunt me?
I don't know how they find me

On a highway
I'll watch the singing driver
Only speak with femurs
He mouths the words he should say

On a highway
The pretty lady passenger
Her toes against the window
Are tapping to the tunes there

On a highway
I know they aren't moving
They move by conversation
I pretend to know what they say

On a highway
Can't say how long it's been today
I work against the window
That's caked in cold saliva

On a highway
And when they call me lucky
For all the places I stay
It's hard for me to not say

I can't wait
To find home

On a highway
Hypnotized by sunstroke
Passing by some deer bones
flowers for the dead grow

On a highway
There are some workers pissing
It starts my bladder itching
Can I wait for the exit?

On a highway
The median's green forever
I'll let some hash relax me
Get lost in human pleasure

On a highway
I'm sick from too much reading
Jealous of Noah's dreaming
Can't help my brain from thinking

I can't wait
To find home


Lyrics submitted by silentprophet, edited by highwaystrip

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  • +5
    General CommentAC has this gift of turning really simple things into these deeply artistic and sentimental recollections. Can't we all relate to this? Missing home, yet not really having a home. You could go on for days about metaphors in this song. I like to look at it as what it is. He's on the road.
    sarabuckinghamon December 07, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Commentvery introspective lyrics. the lines

    On a highway
    I know they aren't moving
    They move by conversation
    I pretend to know what they say

    really adds a couple more dimensions to the song. it isn't about cars on a highway; where you are, where you're going doesn't matter. what matters is your mind and the way you relate yourself.
    avey welcomes subjectivity and gets to know the people who pass him by inventing them himself, allowing us to peer into his creative process. great song, great ep.
    anatomyofacrakaon January 16, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis seems like one of the most self-aware songs they've done. The reference to the difference between his and Panda Bear's styles is really interesting to hear. Or like the drug reference, which has never been that direct in any of their songs. Just really fascinating. I've never cared so much about the lyrics to an AC song.
    Quantazmoon November 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a great song to listen to on a highway.
    bcase2000on December 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFavorite track off of the fall be kind EP. This and "bleeding" seem to be the deeper songs off of the new ep.
    musikisfunon November 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust a quick correction, in the second verse I think it's

    "Passing by some deer bones
    flowers for the dead girl"
    ThisIsLaboron November 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is definitely just about avey being on the road on tour and missing his home, describing the things he sees as they go along.
    ryknowfreak112on November 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm hearing something else in a few spots.

    On a highway
    I take a mental picture
    Of the place that I knew
    Now it's living in me

    On a highway
    Two pretty lady passengers
    Their toes against the window
    All tapping to the tunes there

    On a highway
    Hypnotized by sunstroke
    Passing by some deer bones
    flowers for the dead growth

    On a highway
    The median's green forever
    I'll let some hash relax me
    Get lost in human pleasure
    Matt33on December 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhen he says "jelous of Noha's dreaming" do u think they're talking about Noah Lennox(Panda Bear)? or is he the one singing this one?
    panda82on April 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsooo good right now.
    trendyfuc72on May 15, 2010   Link

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