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  1. ashes

From the recording Texas Blue

Lyrics

Ashes

I’ve been riding around with your banjo
I landed at lost lake
Got the feeling now a hundred times
I’m fishing without bait

But what don’t bother me much
Rolls on an interstate
In between what I’ve known so long
And the fading of a campfire song

Blooming in both ears
The ashes measure the years
All along this interstate
You know there ain’t no reverse gear

Ashes across the interstate
Ain’t gathered enough to see
Scattered and blown in the great unknown Far to near to be

Can you hear that banjo sound
Out there on the edge of town
Where the spirit come around
Do you remember that old dream we found?

Not that I expected Anything
But ashes on the interstate

Then it’s out of the country
Back to the rent
One day later and a dollar spent
When you know nothing but the chase
Well it usually turns into a race

Trying to get away
Trying to find the sun
And the obvious every now and then Occurs to someone

My mom tried to tell me one time
One time and it was done
But I thought there’d be another
Round left in the gun

The dusk don’t come so late
Back where I come from
Metaphysical metaphors
Sometimes get enough room to run

Through dizzy ashes on the interstate
Don’t know what side they’re on
Don’t know where they land
Don’t come on demand
Can’t account for right and wrong

Ashes on the interstate
Blown right off of the lips of fate

Ashes on the interstate
Ain’t gathered enough to see
Scattered and blown in the great unknown Far too near to be

Can you hear that banjo sound..