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  1. Two Lane Blacktop

From the recording Rock Project

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Hank Van Buren: Lead vocals, 12-string guitar
Bill Mishler: Harmony vocals, drums
Chris Purdum: Harmony vocals, bass
Tom Thompson: Harmony vocals, lead guitar

Lyrics

Two Lane Blacktop
(Van Buren)

When I was a little kid the trees were tall and green
You could even drink the water from the local stream

There was a two lane blacktop running through my town
(I'd) sit on a stump beside it and look it up and down

I asked where it was going. I swore one day to see
My dad told me it don't go nowhere you want to be

I set my feet upon it when I turned eighteen
I set my feet upon it to see what might be seen

It winds around in circles. It spins you all around.
It takes you to the cities. It takes you to the towns.

It took me to the southland, through the Georgia swamps
'cross Alligator Alley to Florida's white sand

Next time it spun me up to the coast of Maine
Down to West Virginia and back home again

But I didn't stay there long and I was off again
There's Texas and New Mexico where I'd never been

Chicago, Green River and on to Cheyenne
Then on through Sacramento and to the Frisco Bay

Up the coast to Portland, back south to L.A.
With stops in Bakersfield and Fresno on the way

Yes that road can take me anywhere I want to go
Except back to where I started so long ago

There was a two lane blacktop running through my town
Sit on a stump beside it and look it up and down

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