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Passing Through

from Passing Through by Owen Temple



Flickering lights mean distant towns
Rolling wheels make humming sounds
The full moon makes the night like day
A lonely road will make you feel this way
When the town square's dark the stoplights flash
A midnight diesel rolls on past
A northern front gives the air a chill
I loved you then and I always will

I just roll the window down
Passing through your hometown

Up at the high school there's noone in sight
But they won their game on Friday night
But now the lights are dark on the field of grass
Where the hometown kid caught the touchdown pass
Now the S.P. rail it makes a lonesome sound
It splits the air and it shakes the ground
Then it's swallowed up in the morning still
I loved you then and I always will


Do the edge of town a store's lit up bright
Gas pumps washed in flourescent light
The cashier nods and jerks awake
At eight AM she says she'll take his break
And now your town recedes in my rear view
I've no idea what became of you
The sun comes up on a distant hill
I loved you then and I always will


(Owen Temple)
© 1999 Owen Temple Music (BMI)


from Passing Through, released October 4, 1999


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