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Interstate Weight

Words and Music by Dan Rutledge

Tribute to John Denver

Hear 'Interstate Weight'

Verse 1
On the Interstate, I listened to a song,
It reminded me of you.
Wonderin' whether you or I did right or wrong.
And why I'm so far down and blue?

Chorus 1
Six days out and pickin' up another load,
Haulin' flatbed, bars of steel
I'll break even if I find a faster road,
This ain't livin' but it's real.

Verse 2
Is it 12 years since our little boy was born?
Held his picture yesterday.
Wonderin' whether he's ok or if he's torn?
While his Daddy's far away.

Chorus 2
Six days out and pickin' up another load,
Haulin' flatbed, bars of steel
I'm over tired and my brakes have too much squeal,
This ain't livin' but it's real.

Verse 3
Travelled far and wide to make the dollar bill,
Drivin' on the Interstate.
Wonderin' whether I can ever find the will,
to change my luck and my sad fate?

Chorus 3
Six days out and pickin' up another load,
Haulin' flatbed, bars of steel
I'm over limit but I need one more side deal,
This ain't livin' but it's real.

Verse 4
Parked my rig today and put her up for sale.
Tried to leave her with a dealer.
Something died inside and I felt weak and pale.
So I bought an 18 wheeler!

Chorus 4
Six days out and pickin' up another load,
Cargo's locked and under seal
Our boy between us and it's your turn at the wheel,
This is livin' this is real.

End - same tune as last two lines of chorus
One more exit and we'll have a family meal,
This is livin' it's for real.

Interstate Weight: Words and music © 1998-1999 Dan Rutledge, London Ontario Canada
Digital photo journal by Marianne. Web Presentation by Dan.

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