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Thread #169891   Message #4192465
Posted By: cnd
27-Nov-23 - 12:13 PM
Thread Name: US Highways (fed and state) and songs about them
Subject: Lyr Add: Asheville City Skyline
Listen to the song (click). Lyrics copied and modified from AZlyrics.

Route 74 is of course US 74 which runs mostly through North Carolina and a little bit of Tennessee, starting in Wilmington and heading west through Charlotte, and Asheville before ultimately wending in to Chattanooga. I have driven all of the portion of US 74 in NC (not continuously) but none of the section in Tennessee. I'm hoping to eventually make a trip out of just going from one end to the other.


Guitar cases, long faces
A warm embrace and Sarah's tears
Freeway hums and sadness comes
And LAX just disappears
Airplane jails, and ginger ale
A magazine or two
Landing gear, an airport beer
And I'm on my way to you

Rolling up route 74
Through the French Broad River corridor
I see old Black Mountain holding court
And I know the trip is getting short
And then there you are so divine
The crown on Queen Caroline
The Asheville city skyline

Old buds, bear hugs
Settle in to pick some strings
Blue Ridge trees, a Pisgah breeze
Ian's hungry and Jacob sings
Microphones, a banjo drones
A banner head across my knee
Makers Mark, gettin' dark
Feels mighty fine to finally be


Then it's said and done with a warm chuckle
The sound of a mando case buckle
Morning chill, a coffee bill
Take to the skies and realize
I sure wish that I was still