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Thread #169891   Message #4115985
Posted By: pattyClink
09-Aug-21 - 08:32 PM
Thread Name: US Highways (fed and state) and songs about them
Subject: Lyr Add: HIGHWAY 54 (Wayne Hancock)
Put a few miles on US 54 through the TX panhandle, OK panhandle, and apparently, it goes from Tucumcari NM to Mullinville KS.

There is a song called Highway 54, but I would love to hear a version that is not so dang twangy. Maybe there is an Americana recording out there.?

Highway 54
Wayne Hancock

Sittin' in the kitchen with my back against the wall
I was waitin' for my baby but my baby didn't call
Suddenly there came a stranger knockin' on my door
He told me there had been a wreck out on highway 54.

She was with another man was what the stranger said
I asked if she'd survived it but he slowly shook his head
They were on their way to the other side of town
They tried to beat a freight train, and the freight train ran 'em down

Highway 54 took my love away from me
I knew she didn't want me, but I could not set her free
She was with another like so many times before
She paid the price of runnin' round out on highway 54.

(Yeah, run her down, brother)

Many sleepless nights have passed my broken heart since then
The man that she was runnin' with once was my best friend
All the dreams that I had they fill my mind no more
'Cause they died with her that tragic night out on Highway 54.


Yeah, she paid the price of cheatin' me out on highway 54.

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