Jason Boland

The Road Goes On Forever

Jason Boland

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The Road Goes On Forever

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Well, Sherry was a waitress at the only joint in town 
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She had a reputation as a girl who'd been around 
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Down mainstreet after midnight a brand new pack of cigs 
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A fresh one hangin from her lips, a me between her legs 
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She rides down to the river and meets with all her friends 
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The road goes on forever, and the party never ends 
 
 
Well, Sonny was a loner, he older than the rest 
He was goin' in the Navy, but he couldn't pass the test 
So he hung around town, he sold a lot of pot 
The law caught wind of Sonny and one day he got caught 
He was back in business when they set him free again 
The road goes on forever and the party never ends 
 
 
Well, Sonny's playin' eight-ball in the joint where Sherry works 
when some drunken out-of-towner put his hand up Sherry's skirt 
Sonny took his pool cue, laid the drunk out on the floor 
Stuck a dollar in her tip jar, walked out the door 
She's running right behind him, reaching for his hand 
The road goes on forever and the party never ends 
 
 
They jumped into his pickup, Sonny jammed her down in gear 
Sonny looked at Sherry, said "Let's get on out of here" 
The stars were high above them, the moon was in the east 
The sun was settin' on them when they reached Miami Beach 
They got a hotel by the water, a quart of Bombay Gin 
And the road goes on forever and that party never ends 
 
 
They soon ran out of money, but old Sonny knew a man 
who knew some Cuban refugees, that dealt in contraband 
Sonny met the Cubans in a house just off the route 
With a briefcase full of money and a pistol in his boot 
The cards were on the table when the law come-a bustin' in 
The road goes on forever and that party never ends 
 
 
Those Cubans grabbed the goodies, Sonny grabbed that jack 
Broke the bathroom window and climbed on out the back 
Sherry drove the pickup to the alley on the side 
Where a lawman tackled Sonny and was reading him his rights 
She stepped out in the alley with a single shot 4-10 
The road goes on forever and that party never ends 
 
 
They left the lawman lying, they made their getaway 
They got back to the motel just before the break of day 
Sonny gave her all the money, and he blew a little kiss 
If they ask you how this happened say I forced you into this 
She watches him as his taillights disappeared around the bend 
The road goes on forever and that party never ends 
 
 
Well now it's main street after midnight, just like it was before 
Twenty-one months later, at the local grocery store 
Sherry buys a paper and a cold six-pack of beer 
The headlines read that Sonny is going to the chair 
She pulls back on the main street in her new Mercedes Benz 
The road goes on forever and that party never ends 
		  

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