The Road

The Road
Music: Lyndon Heart & Salome Strangelove
Lyrics: Salome Strangelove

I can still remember that first glimpse of your neck
As you turned into the wind, it’s a sight I won’t forget
That halter strap lost from your shoulder as you chased it back in place
Then looked around to see,
Oh, the expression on your face
Knowing I had caught you in that moment
When you thought you were alone in a crowded room

I don’t remember what you said with that sizzle in your eyes
But I know what I was thinking when you cut me down to size
For the pick up line I tried to get away with
I know it put me shaking, fumbling in my jeans,
Clumsy as a Yankee mispronouncing New Orleans —
That laugh of yours, as you whispered “Don’t you mind”
Cut me like a diamond, though your eyes were not unkind

Oh, I’d have given up the skies to have held your attention back then
But I have learned not to question the road that leads to you
No matter its direction

How much later was it – I don’t like to add the days
When you stood out in my crowd – amused and then amazed
I have never been so grateful for a microphone and stage
And a short set on a lazy summer day
When I held the groove and the boys dug in deep
I don’t think the pavement even touched my feet
Until I realized you were standing with some guy
Who said he’ve liked to pick guitar but just never found the time
Then you asked me how I’d been and I told you just sublime
And even better now, that you were there
He couldn’t get you far enough, fast enough away
And I remember thinkin’ — “what a waste”
When you turned and winked at me, you shone just like a star
But it cut me like a diamond when you climbed into his car

Oh, I’d have given up the skies to have held your attention back then
But I have learned not to question the road that leads to you
No matter its direction

Every step forward felt like two more back again
You were never there and always there and I can not pretend
To like remembering it all
Though we finally found the way
There was a price and how we paid

And I’d pay it all again, but oh, to have held your attention back then
Though, I have learned not to question the road that led to you
No matter it’s direction

They say it’s not the destination, but if you don’t like the ride
Sometimes it’s not how far you go or those you leave behind
Just how far you get away from the things that cloud your mind
When the map is not the territory,

…but I’m digressin’ from my story…

It’s just that I cannot stop wishin’
I had held your attention back then
Still, I have learned not to question the road that led to you
No matter its direction

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