From the album Old Freight

Lyrics

On the lonesome highway
I-80 west
it’s long and straight and narrow
through the midnight wilderness
it’s 2 am
as I drive on by
smoking Winston reds
just to pass the time
I can see two taillights
by the Nebraska line

been driving all night
and I haven't seen it soul
it sure gets lonesome and heartbroken
out on this open road
it’s a Volvo hatchback
from 1985
with bumper stickers
worn down through time
there’s soft brown hair
on the driver’s side

chorus:
I pull aside
to get a better view
out on this road
what else can you do
I’ve been driving too long
maybe it's the altitude
but don't you know darling
i heart mountains too

on the lonesome
there’s nowhere to go
just two old cars and two white lines
on this open road alone
well I take my time
as I pass by slow
her finger taps the wheel
to the radio
will she break my heart
will I ever know

I’m not one
to fall in love easily
but her bumper talks it shouts and screams
and boys it speaks to me
she’s an organ donor
from east Tennessee
she loves those mountains
you can tell her spirit’s free
I gotta know
does she notice me

chorus:
I pull aside
to get a better view
out on this road
what else can you do
I’ve been driving too long
maybe it's the altitude
but don't you know darling
i heart mountains too

on the lonesome highway
it’s now 3 am
we drive along in silence
as we roll on through Cheyenne
and there’s a bang
and then rhythmic thump
my car slows down
and begins to slump
that hatchback beauty
drives off and up

I’m so goddamn tired
I pull aside
it's just quiet empty loneliness
with no stranger by my side
I pop the drunk
and go get the spare
off in the distance
two headlights stare
it’s an old blue hatchback
she’s standing there

chorus:
I step aside
to get a better view
out on this road
what else can you do
I tell her I’ve been driving too long
maybe it’s the altitude
but don’t you know darling
I heart mountains too