Gas Up The Truck (stripped down version)

by Eric DeLong

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This song is a part of a series of songs that I wrote (The Life and Times of Pete Harding) after finding a huge, abandoned family photo album in a creepy garage in Jimtown where tweakers used to cook meth.


Gas up the truck
Light another cigarette
And head out west on 57
No long goodbyes
Or parting processions
Just the early morning
At the world's first waking light

On my way out of town
I saw the ghosts
Of who I've been
Who I have become
Time and decision
Boy, they wear a path
In my brain that I just don't know how to break

Are we slaves to who we've always been
Are we doomed of change
I've grown tired of the man that I've become
And I don't wanna stay the same

Half attempts at love,
Devotion and liviin'
Has been my way
Since the very beginning
Just get too close
And you'll be my witness
Of my tendency to just turn tail and run

If you run long enough
I have been told
Boy you bound,
You bound to get caught
Well it might be the law,
Or the Lord
But you can't never outrun a crooked heart

Gas up the truck
Light another cigarette


released December 16, 2016
Performed, recorded, mixed and mastered by Eric DeLong



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Eric DeLong Evansville, Indiana

A Kentuckian, living in the flat land of Evansville, IN, bringing you tunes from my basement. I also play guitar and sing in a band called The Apprentice.

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