Words and music by Dar Williams Have I got everything? Am I ready to go? Is it going to be wild, is it gonna be the best time? Or am I just a-saying so-o-o-o? Am I ready to go? What do I hear when I say I hear the call of the road?
I think it started with driving, more speed, more deals, more Sky, more wheels More things to leave behind, now it`s all in a day for the Modern mind And I am traveling again Calling this a ghost town, and where is the heartland? And I`m afraid, oh, was there any good reason, that I had to go When all I know is I can never come back.
Traveling I made a friend, he had a trouble in his head And all he could say`s that he knew that the bottle Drank the woman from his bed, from his bed He said "I`m not gonna lose that way again." But sober is just like driving, more joy, more dread, someone Turns her head And smiles and disappears He`s gotta take it like it is, and it goes too fast And he is just like me, caught in-between, no sage advisor Does weary mean wiser? And someday will I sing the mountains that carried me away away From home and hometown boys like you?
Yeah, but what about us? Was it really that bad? Oh it`s hard to believe I want a highway roadstop More than all the times we had, on little dirt roads What am I reaching for that`s better than a hand to hold? It really was about driving, not fame, not wealth, Not driving away from myself It`s just myself drove away from me And now I gotta get it back and it goes so fast, so I am traveling Again Sitting at the all-night, picking up a pen And I`m afraid, oh, was there any good reason That I had to go, when all I know is I am all alone again And you are the ghost town, and I am the heartland And I can say, oh, that`s a very good reason That I had to go, but now all I know is I can never come back And I will never go back.