Well my baby told me
That he was gonna have to let me go
He said you've got to leave
And try on the open road
Well I said baby come on
Can't we just go on home
He smoked his cigarette
And just said no
So I'll be alone

Well I had no shoes
Had no shoes for ninety miles
But I found a pair
Hanging from a power wire
Thought I'd call my baby
Up on an old pay phone
I used all my dimes
Just to hear a dial tone
So now I'm broke

Well the open road
Has been so good to me
But I wish my baby
He'd only see
We were meant to be

Then I crossed a bar
Yeah out on route 66
Hoping that there
Is where I could get my fix
So I said bartender
Won't you please pour a drink for me
And he said sure honey
This ones on me
I got that for free

Then I caught a ride
Out on that mother road
Oh from WIldorado
Straight on over to New Mexico
I took off my clothes
I jumped in that deep blue hole
The water was so damn cold
That i nearly froze
In Santa Rosa

Well the open road
Has been so good to me
But I wish my baby
He'd only see
We were meant to be


Lyrics submitted by Paronomasia

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