Texas to Tuesday

words and music by John Allee

 

She's been out on the road

She forgets for how long

Just her dog her guitar

And that scorpion song

She's got a head full of

Interstate RV campgrounds

And she's trying to find a place

She can't be found

'Cause there's a man in her life

Who doesn't like to play fair

He's got cards up his sleeve

She gets caught unaware

And he promised her

Sure as his old short-arm blow

That he'd never let up

That he'd never let go

 

She drives from Texas to Tuesday

Looking for where to say when

She'd buy a house in the country

But what if he finds her again

 

So she jumps in the van

Makes a stop at the store

Pulls out her map

And drives 16 hours more

Now what was that town

In that traveling book

Maybe she'll go there

And have a quick look

And if it rains all the time

At least the air doesn't stink

Like it did in LA

Like it did when he'd drink

And she remembers how

He wasn't always that way

But his thirst made him mean

And his threats made her stay

 

She drives from Texas to Tuesday

Looking for where to say when

She'd buy a house in the country

But what if he finds her again

 

She may settle down

She may settle the score

But one thing's for sure

She should settle for more

If it takes her whole life

Then her life it will take

It's the price that you pay

When your life is at stake

 

She drives from Texas to Tuesday

Looking for where to say when

She'd buy a house in the country

But what if he finds her again

 

She drives from Memphis to midnight

One more motel and she'll quit

She'd like a warm bath with bubbles

She'd like a nice place to sit

 

She drives from Austin to April

Keeping her eyes on the mirror

What is this cold cup of coffee?

What is this black-hearted fear?


© 2007 John Allee/Portuguese Knees Music ASCAP.
Lyrics Reprinted with Permission.  All Rights Reserved.