Pat Flanakin
On A Texas Night
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ON A TEXAS NIGHT
© Pat Flanakin


Hello old friend
It's been the longest time
Since I've seen you
Come on in and ease your mind
Tell me where you journey's led
And I will tell you mine

Well you remember then how I told you
I knew this girl in New Orleans
Yeah, we were lovers once
And she told me that whenever
I'm in town to drop on in
Well I made it as far as Wichita Falls
That's where the Datsun died
Got out to hitch a ride
On a Texas night

Well, I stood on that cold dark highway
Watchin' the headlights pass me by
I'm 'bout to give it up
When this pickup truck
Pulled on over so I hopped inside
She looked just like an angel
On the driver's side
We both said hi
On a Texas night

As the night scenes washed across the windows
In blacks and grey
She told me she's just headed home
And how an empty house gets so alone
She asked me where I'm goin' on the interstate
I don't' know - I'm just goin' no place

She said I know just how you're feelin'
'Cause ev'ry night I drive this road
And all I think about is getin' out
But I don't know where to go
And as we passed an exit ramp sign
She told me how she's so lonely now
All the time

Well in a little while we turn off
Onto this pot-holed country road
She said I live about a mile from here
And if you want you can come on home
And as we drove off into the night
In her pick up truck
We kicked up the dust from both our lives

Oh and somewhere between her front door key
And the early mornin' light
We made love so easily
For strangers in the night
And not a word was spoken
For the longest time, as right outside
The sun began to rise

In the early mornin' silence
We blew smoke rings through the air
And as we watched them dance away together
She whispers in my ear
If only for a little while, I'm not so scared
'Cause someone cared for me

BREAK

Well, when I woke up it was ev'nin'
And I could swear it was all a dream
And as I looked around, the only thing I found
Was a note left on the sheet
"I hope I get to see you again before you leave
Don't wait for me, understand."

Well, as I pulled my clothes around me
I heard a car door slam outside
And as I stepped into her livin' room
She said I made it back just in time
And only for a moment how she held me tight
Then we stepped outside, on a Texas night

And as the night scenes washed across the windows
In blacks and grey
She told me boy if 'ya change your mind
You can come on back now anytime
Then she asked me where I'm gon' on the interstate
I don't know, I'm just goin' no place

Hello old friend
It's been the longest time
Since I've seen you
Come on in and ease your mind
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Pat Flanakin
Music Credits: Pat Flanakin
Producer Credits: Pat Flanakin
Publisher Credits: Pat Flanakin/BMI
Performance Credits: Pat Flanakin
Description
Short Song Description:
Story song about a road trip and finding love on the way.
Metadata
Song Length: 6:36
Primary Genre: Country-General
Secondary Genre: -
Tempo: Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: General
Subject Matter 2: Road
Mood 1: Tranquil
Language: English