Route 66 News

“Desert Flowers on Route 66″

This is a folk group called Sweet Wednesday, and this is a performance of its song, “Desert Flowers on Route 66.”

Guitarist David Falk says the song will appear on an album, “Escaping from the Pale Moonlight,” that will be released this fall.

Here are the lyrics, straight from the source:

It’s overcast today on Route 66
My stomach growls over the engine’s roar

Drove all night from Dallas to get away
From my boyfriend who’s just in jail
Spent my last two hundred to pay for his bail

And so I stopped at Phillips 66
When my car would go no more

Listen to my story
Before you walk out that door

“Hey Mister, I left my wallet at the last station
And I got no money for fuel

But I got friends in California
And you know we’re cool

So if you could spare just a little change
You know it will all add up

A dollar every hour
Puts some fuel in the tank
And some food in the glove,”

And so I stopped at Phillips 66
When my car would go no more

Listen to my story
Before you walk out that door

I was just a hundred miles from Orange County
When the clerk said he was on to my scam

He said, “You must leave this place
Save your sob stories
I don’t give a damn”

So I pulled over at the next rest stop
To pass the night

As the last tank of gas
Fell through engine
Like sand through an hourglass

And did you pass me on Route 66?

I was walking by the road
Picking desert flowers in the February cold

Because I’m always on Route 66
A shadow passing in the night

Yeah, I’m still out there looking for
That Violet Light

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