Hardened and Tempered

Sad songs dress pretty.

path already paved

I don’t listen when you go on and on
'Bout the life that could have been
As we sit and stare at the setting sun
To pass the time of the summer evenings

The heat was high despite the early hour
Like morning gave up the night before
Another stillborn day time is pushing through
Another someday lost on you

You dream about running away on the open road
To ride the rails and the lost highways
Where the day is long and the night is young
But when you carry with you what you’re running from
Every open road is a path already paved
Every open road is a path already paved

We trace the town every Sunday drive
One mile squared and grid-lined
Back at home the map is torn apart
Along the lines where it’s kept folded up

Pull the choke and light the fire
To ride away on a two-stroke dream
You can dance when the engine idles
She runs fast but you’ll never leave

So I don’t listen when you go on and on
'Bout the life that could have been
As we sit and stare at the setting sun
To pass the time of the summer evenings

You dream about running away on the open road
To ride the rails and the lost highways
Where the day is long and the night is young
But when you carry with you what you’re running from
Every open road is a path already paved
Every open road is a path already paved

Written by Kristin L. Davidson (BMI)
Kristin Davidson: vocals, guitar, pedal steel
Carolyn Phillips: vocals
Lloyd Maines: guitar, bass
Pat Manske: percussion
Riley Osbourn: keys

 

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