Outside Poughkeepsie (A Thousand Roadsides)

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A jeep stopped outside Poughkeepsie
An hour’s shelter from the rain
The driver, he cursed like a gypsy
Next time we’ll take the train

We split that apple from your backpack
I stuck out my thumb
Too late to backtrack
Our troubles just begun

__A thousand roadsides, a thousand miles
__A thousand signs along the way
__Broken bottles, broken glass
__Broken nights, broken days

We smoked that gift from the deadhead
You fell asleep in your clothes
Old cigarette holes in the bedspread
I count the freckles on your nose

[chorus]

____But when you sing Goodnight Irene
____The skies begin to clear
____“Goodnight Irene, I’ll see you in my dreams”
____Before they disappear

They kicked us out by some river
You threw out a hook
While we waited for it to deliver
Something we somehow could cook

And the banks, they were swarming
With unrecorded life
The words I tried forming
“You’ll never be a wife”

[chorus]

[last chorus]
__A thousand roadsides, a thousand miles
__A thousand signs along the way
__Broken bottles, broken glass
__Broken dreams, broken days

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from Croons & Tunes, released January 10, 2016
Written with Kasper Lapp. Additional guitar, bass guitar and backing vocals by Søren Lyhne. Produced & mixed by Lyhney Tunes.

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