"Highway Girl" as written by Robert Baker and Gordon Downie....
Well I'm going down to see my highway girl
Yeh she just back from around the world
I'm gonna get me a gun, I'm gonna stand on guard
In a little white booth in her front yard

Throwing rocks at her window what could she do
If you throw enough rocks one might break through
Well she looked out her window when the police came
Yeh to see a big tin man dancing in the rain

Ah my little highway girl
Ah my little highway girl, yeah

Don't you think babe you push a bit too fast
I said, Slowing down don't make it last
Yeh, she said a memory's never gonna set
Ah go out and see that world and bring it home to me

Ah my little highway girl
Ah, come on home, come on home, my little highway girl
Ah, baby baby, come on home, come on home, my little highway girl
Ah my little highway girl, yeah


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"Highway Girl" as written by Robert Baker Gordon Downie

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    General Comment"Slowin down don't make it last"
    What can I say, Gordie is a fuckin genius, can hardly believe this guy isnt Prime Minister. Try to get ahold of the live wersion of this song, its great.
    r_uon September 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYes, the live version of this song is great! Gord's song bridge stories are so funny.
    Atom_14on June 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is pretty good. It's shows they knew how to rock early on.

    This song is about his adventures with a girlfriend he had. It's funny and worth listening to.
    OpinionHeadon June 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the first verse is a shoutout to Ontario's very own highway girl, Queen Elizabeth.

    >I'm going down to see my highway girl she just back from around the world

    Refering to the 1939 opening of the QEW, where Canadians gathered to greet Queen Elizabeth and King George and unveil the new highway named after her. The royal pair toured Canada and the US to gather support in anticipation of war with Germany.

    >I'm gonna get me a gun, I'm gonna stand on guard
    >In a little white booth in her front yard

    I like this line, the little quote from the Canadian anthem fits well with the idea of Canada supporting the UK in the world wars. Whether its misplaced patriotism or the remnants of British colonialism, we're quick to defend our highway girl in times of conflict.
    RobertCajunon July 10, 2015   Link

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