• Nebraska

    Open All Night

  • Well, I had the carburator, baby, cleaned and checked
    With her line blown out she's hummin' like a turbojet
    Propped her up in the backyard on concrete blocks
    For a new clutch plate and a new set of shocks
    Took her down to the carwash, check the plugs and point
    Well, I'm goin' out tonight. I'm gonna rock that joint
    Early north Jersey industrial skyline
    I'm a all-set cobra jet creepin' through the nighttime
    Gotta find a gas station, gotta find a pay phone
    This turnpike sure is spooky at night when you're all alone
    Gotta hit the gas, baby. I'm running late
    This New Jersey in the mornin' like a lunar landscape
    Now, the boss don't dig me, so he put me on the night shift
    It's an all-night run to get back to where my baby lives
    In the wee, wee hours your mind gets hazy
    Radio relays towers, won't you lead me to my baby?
    Underneath the overpass, trooper hits his party light switch
    Good night, good luck. One, two power shift
    I met Wanda when she was employed
    Behind the counter at Route Sixty Bob's Big Boy Fried Chicken
    On the front seat, she's sittin' in my lap
    We're wipin' our fingers on a Texaco road map
    I remember Wanda up on scrap metal hill
    With them big brown eyes that make your heart stand still
    Well, at five a.m., oil pressure's sinkin' fast
    I make a pit stop, wipe the windshield, check the gas
    Gotta call my baby on the telephone
    Let her know that her daddy's comin' on home
    Sit tight, little mama, I'm comin' `round
    I got three more hours, but I'm coverin' ground
    Your eyes get itchy in the wee, wee hours
    Sun's just a red ball risin' over them refinery towers
    Radio's jammed up with gospel stations
    Lost souls callin' long distance salvation
    Hey, mister deejay, won'tcha hear my last prayer?
    Hey, ho, rock'n'roll, deliver me from nowhere
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