Songs

Behind The Wheel

friday night at 7:30
I took her to the station
she was going down to houston
to visit her relations
I stopped & bought some beer
then went home to watch tv
but I started feeling restless
it began to get to me

when I get behind the wheel
I can drive it all away
makes no difference what I feel
I can drive it all away
when I get behind the wheel

I just turned off of high street
& was headed down to broadway
but it did not take me long to see
that I had come the wrong way
every one had some one else
& they were walking hand in hand
that’s the wrong kind of scenery
for a poor lonely man

just about two hours later
I was wonderin if she missed me
when I saw her leave a motel
& she got into a taxi
so I followed as the driver
headed back down towards the station
then my wheels started keeping pace
with my imagination

when I get behind the wheel
I can drive it all away
makes no difference what I feel
I can drive it all away
when I get behind the wheel

I read it in the paper
the very next morning
how a hit and run had killed a young
woman without warning
there seemed to be no witnesses
it happened near the station
now she’s going back to houston
for the family visitation