3000 Miles

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With 2000 bucks of hard earned cash
I bought my freedom and a tank of gas
With Rand McNally sitting next to me
I met Jenny on my way to leave this town
Parked on the bank of Blue Rock Creek
Our tan lines met in my back seat
Our hearts pounding like this Ford V8
Took every horse to pull me away west bound

Saw the Rio Grande the painted sand purple, red and blue
Saw God’s work as he moved the earth to let the Colorado through
But I still see your face in my rearview
And I feel you in my heart
But the wheels of this damn car
Keep driving me away from you

As I drove across the Hoover Dam
Called Jenny said guess where I am
She said boy you ain’t no pioneer
You left something to explore back here with me
Drove up hwy 101, down Lombard Street
Said Jenny I got a few more things to see
Drove 3,000 miles to find the truth
What is was lookin for I’d already found in you with me

The Hollywood sign, Rodeo Drive and the edge of Malibu
Half Moon Bay and the Golden Gate the redwoods of Santa Cruz
But I still see your face in my rearview
And I feel you in my heart
But the wheels of this damn car
Keep driving me away from you

Now I’m parked on that same bank
But time has driven by
A memory lives in my rearview
Cause Blue Rock Creek has run dry

But I still see your face in my rearview
And I feel you in my heart
But the wheels of this damn car
Keep driving me away from you


The story behind the song…
This is the story of that youthful yearning that we’ve all had at one time or another to explore and see the world – in this case the west coast. In this song the explorer realizes too late and after traveling 3000 miles that what he was really looking for all the time was right there at home – how did Dorothy say it – “there’s no place like home….”