...still waiting

You ever been out on the highway
trying to make it alone?
You ever seen the dust storms rising
up a desert cinder cone?
Where the shadows become,
and a new day has begun;
somewhere you don’t know now
and somewhere that you’ve never known.

Like two lovers chasing the setting sun.
Like two gamblers on the run.
Still waiting for the day to come.

The visions of our kin before us play
like a radio, and follow where we go;
a theme song to move us along
while we’re still waiting.

You ever been pressed to venture out
on unstable ground?
You ever been bent on getting away
only hoping to be found?
Where the land cedes to the sea
and you wonder how it would be
to return to your widow
without killing every memory.

Like two lovers chasing the setting sun. Like two gamblers on the run.
Still waiting for the day to come.


Copyright 2012 Jon Swift
Written by Jon Swift
Recorded at La Casa, Byron Bay, Australia, & Ojai, CA
Jon Swift: guitar & vocal
Jesse Siebenberg: bass, drums, & lap steel
Neal Casal: electric slide & backup vocal

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