Thanks for the Lift

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Past midnight, no one's around...
And the raindrops on the car roof were the only sound.
Up ahead, I can barely see...
The figure of a woman drifting toward me.

By the side of the road, another lost soul...
Thumb extended, cold and alone.
Pulled over, opened the door...
Welcomed her in from the downpour...

I just need a ride to the other side of town.
Been walking down this street for what seems like an eternity.
Hitchhiking to the dance was my only chance...
To see the boy who gave his letter jacket to me...

Past 1 AM, she bats her lashes.
Reminiscin' about kissing and forgotten car crashes.
Up ahead, we reach a gate... 
She twirls her hair, I say a prayer, I know it's getting late.

She pecks me on the cheek, and my knees are getting weak...
Disarmed by her charm, my lips can barely speak
She steps out of my car and looks up to the stars...
"Before you get too far, won't you please tell me who you are?" 

I just need a ride to the other side of town.
Been walking down this street for what seems like an eternity.
Hitchhiking to the dance was my only chance...
To see the boy who gave his letter jacket to me...

Past 2 AM, I found her jacket...
Sitting on my car seat, I knew she'd want to have it. 
Turned the corner, headed back around...
Made my way to the old side of town.

When I got back where we were, I saw no signs of her...
So I jumped over the gate, and realized I had entered...
A cemetery garden. Surrounded by the dead.
Her tombstone looked back at me and y'know what it said?

I just need a ride to the other side of town.
Been walking down the street for what seems like an eternity.
Hitchhiking to the dance was my only chance...
To see the boy who gave his letter jacket to me...

credits

from Tales of the Hook, released October 26, 2014

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tags: folk Baltimore

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the Vanishing Hitchhikers Baltimore, Maryland

The Vanishing Hitchhikers are:

Melissa - Vocals & Lyrics
Chris - Guitar, Bass, & Drums

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