I was pedal to the metal
I was beating up my radio
I was conquered 'til I saw an ancient hitchhiker
Like an escapee from a rodeo

I said 'I'm heading south'
He said 'Well that suits me just fine
And it don't matter what road
I've got to exercise some demons of mine'

He said 'I haven't sung a note
Since nineteen seventy three
Still I can leave it just as long as I like
For I know it'd come straight back to me

I took my inspiration
From Dante's inferno
I've got my reservations
About the current state of rock n' roll

So tell me where are you going?
Man you don't wanna know where I've been
I've been flogging dead horses
And now I'm sick of paying for my sins'


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    General CommentOne of the greatest songs of all time! Love the guitars and the lyrics. Super excellent live. I don't normally dance at rock gigs, but I can't help it with this one. This song is about a composite of a character that Jamie sat beside a Greyhound bus ride in the States, and Hugo Weaving in 'True Love and Chaos'. The idea is picking up a hitchhiker and he doesn't stop talking. The sound was to make the riff really chime with the bass and drums super tight. Kind of post punk, like The Fall or B-52's. I reckon they pulled it off brialliantly.
    scratcherno1on January 24, 2011   Link

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