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Eastbound For Home

She was driving home from Reno
in her mama's El Camino
on a gloomy Tuesday afternoon
 
Endless skies accounted
as lazy clouds swallowed the mountains
and the daylight faces of a waning moon
 
Her thoughts were lost; accosted
by a moment in the moonlight
dancing under stars in June
 
Glowing  
in the warmth
of a tune
 
---- ---- ---- ----  
She was tapping out the time  
with her hand  
on the steering wheel
 
(tap) (tap) (tap)
 
of an old-timey ditty  
her daddy used to sing  
when she was just a little girl
 
He used to say true love is just a riddle
b'tween the starlight and a fiddle
and their secret songs will make you swoon
and he'd spend his whole life if he had to just to learn their tunes
 
Her mama was a city girl who left behind the city lights
She said that they were pretty but it never really seemed quite right
To hide your eyes with glitter from the magic of a starry night
and one day she got into her car and just began to drive
 
---- ---- ---- ----
The humming of the tires on the highway sang their lullabies
As the shadows stretched their arms into the night
 
Memories embraced her as they danced across her scattered mind
as tired beams of lights chased alongside dotted lines
 
The homesick parts of her broken heart pieced themselves back into one  
As the center line slowly traced her way back home
Written by sammy4444
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