Made my exit on the turn pike
I saw the stateside toll and shuffled for some change
I paid a man that talked as if he knew me
And I could see it in his eyes

He could tell that I was running away
What are you waiting for
It's just a minute away
Travel light you might just

Find yourself there for the day
What are you waiting for
It's just a minute away
Following Rita

Following Rita
Stopped to make a call and picked up Elvis
Elvis James McCabe a future millionaire
He wrestled with his thoughts out loud

About two girls that he had left behind
And said for forty five dollars
He could help me on my way and get rich too

There was talk about after high school
I would get a job
Gig at night and she would go to some
Community school

But her father changed jobs
And we cried together
As her plane was flying away
Well the phone never was enough

For us to hold on to
Now every mile that I drive away
Get's me closer to you, yeah

Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

Following Rita Lyrics as written by Charlie Colin Charles Colin

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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs, but it's pretty self explanitory.
    skittlesAARon January 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou're right, pretty self-explanatory.
    For some reason, though, I like that stuff about picking up Elvis...James McCabe, that is. Kinda funny
    The_Wandereron May 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCome to think about it, this is a romantic melody about young adults in love and what it feels like to want to “travel light” and “what are you waiting for?”. He’s on the road to meet her, but all these things happened and it feels like “I just cannot wait to see you, and these damn things like paying a toll booth and picking up a hitchhiker are obstacles on my way to you”
    DanAtreideson December 28, 2017   Link

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