Truckstop Sweetheart

Written By: Mike Viola
Mike Viola Involvement: Writer, Producer, Performer
 
 

This Song Appears On:

2013Live at Joe's Pub - July 12, 2013Live Show Video
2013The Stanton House ConcertLive Show Video
2012StageIt Show #18 - 11-21-2012Live Audio, StageIt.com
2012StageIt Show #7 - 09-12-2012Live Audio, StageIt.com
2012Thing With A Hook (Live at WFMU - 07-06-2012)Live Audio
2012Candy Butchers (Vinyl Release)Studio Album
2012Candy Butchers (Japanese Release)Studio Album
2011Live at Joe's Pub - April 1, 2011Live Show Video
2011The Mike Viola PrimerCompilation Album, Studio Album
2010Live in Hollywood, CA (9-22-2010)Live Audio
2010Live at Hotel Cafe, CA (04-23-2010)Live Audio
2008Goodbye New York - Live at Joe's PubLive Show Video
2002Live at The SpaceLive Audio
2000Live at FezLive Audio
1996Blue Thumb Demo TapesDemos
1996Candy Butchers (Michael Brauer Mixes)Studio Album
1995The Orange DemosDemos
1995Live at The Cooler (1995)Live Audio

 

Lyrics


Well I slammed my rig down
pulled her in to get unwound
seven days on the road
about to be unraveled
There's a waitress at this diner
and she waits here just for me to tell her
one of these lonely nights
she can tag along

All the truckers passing through
her reflection in the chrome she knew that
freedom's a lie
that she could not forgive
Well that asphalt river's flowing
gotta get my diesel rolling
there's a place in my heart
where she can stow away

She knows that I'll be returning
so she keeps the truck stop lights burning
roll on, roll on
the highway takes me far
from my truck stop sweetheart

The cold blue desert wind
leads me back to where I've been
yeah it all just looks the same
feels like I ain't traveling
I'm thinking about that girl
and her pink polyester curves
and the coffee that she spills
and the sentence that she serves

 

She knows that I'll be returning
so she keeps the truck stop lights burning
roll on, roll on
the highway takes me far
from my truck stop sweetheart