Las Cruces Sunset

from by Kevin Abernathy

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The Jersey boys were holding court on the back of the bus
While Freddy from Philly delivered a soliloquy
Two hippie girls from Richmond with a bag full of drugs
Were trying to catch the Dead in Santa Fe

She had nothing to say

She stared out the window at the Las Cruces sunset
Dreaming of a day
She could come out of the shadows and never have to look back
At the cacti waving goodbye
And the tumble weeds, rolling across the highway

Some long haired boys from Georgia with rock and roll dreams
Had songs in their pockets they were headed to LA
And when the Northeast boys stopped talking
That’s when the babies started squawking
It was ninety degrees and smelled like seven states

She had nothing to say

She stared out the window at the Las Cruces sunset
Dreaming of a day
She could come out of the shadows and never have to look back
At the cacti waving goodbye
And the tumble weeds, rolling across the highway

Not far out of El Paso the bus rolled to a stop
The authorities came on board checking ID’s
She wished she was invisible and she might as well had been
‘Cause where there was a person now was just an empty seat

They drove her away

She stared out the window at the Las Cruces sunset
Dreaming of a day
She could come out of the shadows and never have to look back
At the cacti waving goodbye
And the tumble weeds, rolling across the highway

credits

from Whammy Bar Diaries, track released May 28, 2019
Kevin Abernathy - Vocal, Acoustic Guitar
Lucy Abernathy - Vocal
Gray Comer - Drums
Po Hannah - Guitars
Joe Jordan - Trumpet
Mike Murphy - Bass
Horn arrangement by Steven Rodgers

Written by Kevin Abernathy (Kevin Abernathy Music / BMI)
Recorded in Knoxville, Tennessee at The Arbor Studio by John Baker and Gray Comer
Mastered by Matt Honkonen

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