Joe Ely: The Road Goes On Forever | Song-Factsheet

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Song «The Road Goes On Forever» von Joe Ely.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1992 09 (Album)
Label: MCA MCAD 10584
Songwriter Robert Earl Keen
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Genre: Rock - AOR-Rock - Heartlandrock

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Joe Ely
Robert Earl Keen

Lyrics

Sherry was a waitress at the only joint in town She had a reputation as a girl who'd been around On Main Street after midnight, a brand new pack of cigs A fresh one hanging from her lips, a beer between her legs She rides down to the river, and meets with all her friends The road goes on forever and the party never ends Sonny was a loner, older than the rest He was goin' in the Navy, but couldn't pass the test So he hung around town, he sold a little pot The law caught wind of Sonny and one day he got caught But he was back in business when they set him free again The road goes on forever and the party never ends Sonny's playin' eight-ball in the joint where Sherry works When some drunken out-of-towner put his hand up Sherry's skirt Sonny took his pool cue, laid the drunk out on the floor Stuffed a dollar in her tip jar, walked out the door She's running right behind him, reaching for his hand The road goes on forever and the party never ends They jumped into his pickup, Sonny jammed it down in gear Sonny looked at Sherry, said "Let's get on out of here" The stars were high above them, the moon was in the east The sun was setting on them when they reached Miami Beach They got a hotel by the water, a quart of Bombay Gin The road goes on forever and the party never ends They soon ran out of money, but Sonny knew a man Who knew some Cuban refugees, who dealt in contraband Sonny met the Cubans in a house just off the route With a briefcase full of money and a pistol in his boot The card were on the table when the law came bustin' in The road goes on forever and the party never ends The Cubans grabbed the goodies, Sonny grabbed the jack Broke the bathroom window and climbed on out the back Sherry drove the pickup through the alley on the side Where a lawman tackled Sonny and was reading him his rights She stepped out in the alley with a single shot .410 The road goes on forever and the party never ends They left the lawman lying, they made their getaway Got back to the motel just before the break of day Sonny gave her all the money, he blew a little kiss If they ask you how this happened say I forced you into this She watched him as his taillights disappeared around the bend The road goes on forever and the party never ends It's Main Street after midnight, just like it was before Twenty-one months later, at the local grocery store Sherry buys a paper and a cold six-pack of beer The headlines say that Sonny is going to the chair She pulls back onto Main Street in her new Mercedes Benz The road goes on forever and the party never ends