Driving back from Calabasas
Grass roots roads are all I know
Wait for moonlight to dance with the hills
Leave your hotel for the ocean sill

Come and purchase all the riches
You can find and hold our homes
I will love you no matter the time
We will swing from carousel lights

Take what you need from the words I leave
From the windowsill and blue concrete
If the roads weren't long in the southern states
We would stretch our legs in Oregon gray

Radio and highway lines
Are all I have to keep the pace
Don't you worry we will find a way
To stretch tomorrow into today

Take what you need from the words I leave
From the windowsill and blue concrete
If the roads weren't long in the southern states
We would stretch our legs in Oregon gray

Take what you need from the words I leave
From the windowsill and blue concrete
If the roads weren't long in the southern states
We would stretch our legs in Oregon gray

Take what you need from the words I leave
From the windowsill and blue concrete
If the roads weren't long in the southern states
We would stretch our legs in Oregon gray

When the neon lights will frame our fog
We will leave it all, we will leave it all
If the sun won't set in the road ahead
I will leave this car and drive instead


Lyrics submitted by tikilights, edited by BillPDX

Calabasas song meanings
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    General CommentI think it's "We will swing from Carousel Lights, actually.

    and I want to know what "If the sun won't set in the road ahead I will leave this car and drive instead" is supposed to mean? Is it--if the world stops turning he'll go anyway? why would he leave the car only to drive? what's he going to drive if he leaves the car?

    I really love this song anyway, I love the stanza, "Radio and highway lines
    Are all I have to keep the pace
    Don't you worry we will find a way
    To stretch tomorrow into today"

    really awesome.
    corriebirdon July 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song too.
    I like to think that he comes from Tallahassee (from 'to travels and trunks'), driving west through California, so he's messing when he says "if the sun won't set in the road ahead", because he knows it will, and that they will keep on driving.
    This song is probably the best road trip song I've ever heard...
    echaton12on August 26, 2011   Link

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