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uke4ia
11-16-2011, 12:33 PM
http://youtu.be/5Bf6QfqPWnE

Back in the '80s, uke collector Barbecue Bob C. once asked me "Do you EVER play any major chords?" But it wasn't until 2009 that I finally wrote a song that was only minor chords. This song is just Am, Cm, Dm, and Em.

This was inspired by the drive home from UkeStock in Worcester in 2008. There was a tropical storm passing up the coast, and near-monsoon conditions. The visibility was so bad that I was doing 30 mph on the highway. There was almost no one else on the road. I'd have pulled off of the road to wait it out, but I couldn't see if there was enough flat space to pull over.


Lyrics:

Keep driving through the pitch-black night
Straight ribbon stretching out of sight
Sign pointing, unknown
This way just feels like home

Hear oldies at 2 AM
Songs I thought I'd never hear again
Pull over, ease my pounding head
Re-focus on the road ahead

And she's the only, yes, she's the only light on the road
She's the only, yes, she's the only light on the road

Climb back up behind the wheel
Drive by taste, drive by feel
Dark beacon calls me on
Always forward, never gone

Ease, comfort, just an hour more
I'll be pulling up to the door
My baby is my North Star
A magnet tugging on my weary car

And she's the only, yes, she's the only light on the road
She's the only, yes, she's the only light on the road