Black river blues,
My cheatin’ heart’s been torn in two.
I’d love to stay with you awhile,
But I’ve got to burn one thousand black river miles,

Before I sleep, before I rest.
‘Cause I’ve got two loves burnin’ holes inside my chest,
And it’s something you know I gotta do,
Before I lay me down to sleep here beside you.

When I get home…
When I get home…
When I get home…

There’s a two-lane highway in my mind.
My heart’s divided by white lines.
So what am I supposed to do,
When the lane I love is the lane takes me further from you?

And that black river’s callin’ my name,
And if I don’t go I know I’ll go insane.
And I’ll walk a thousand miles in these worn out shoes,
And then I’ll lay me down to sleep here beside you

When I get home…
When I get home…
When I get home…

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    General Comment:I think this song isn't about a man who is cheating on his wife. I think it's more about the feeling that he gets while being on the road. He even compares his heart and mind to a Two lane High Way.
    TravaxeLVon July 20, 2012   Link

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