This song is about Dan Auerbach's divorce....
[Verse 1]
I got paid then I was on the road
In a heartbeat, Mama said Mama said
You got a one track mind, but you ain't gonna get it all the time
She wasn't lyin'

[Chorus]
I went from San Berdoo to Kalamazoo
Just to get away from you
I searched far and wide, hopin' I was wrong
But maybe all the good women are gone

[Verse 2]
My last dime, got used up
On gasoline, know what I mean, what I mean
Atlanta, Georgia by the end of the day
No other way, that's what I say

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
And everything I had to say
Wish we'd gone so far away
Well now I
Can't stay

[Verse 3]
Blacktop, I can't stop
For no one, it's no fun, no fun
With a one track mind if you don't get lucky some time
But still I'm tryin'

[Chorus x2]


Lyrics submitted by almacasea, edited by bigchuck33, dodgerblue

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  • +1
    My InterpretationIt's about going on a road trip to get away from a bad relationship. The whole album is about Dan's divorce from his wife Stephanie.
    seeingon November 30, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationIt's about a guy who is looking for a good lover but can't find one. He hits the road as he can't find a good girl in his town. He goes searching for his dream girl but after searching is afraid she doesn't exist. He is so desperate to find this girl he spends all his money looking for her but he just can't find her but stays on the road as he can't go back home to all the bad memories in his life from there, I believe he had a good girl there but it went wrong and was alone again.
    Rilox5on December 24, 2014   Link

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