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97 Hillside Road

album: Affected by the Moon (2002), track 2 of 13
author: Chuck Pyle
publisher: Bee 'n' Flower Music BMI

What was I thinking
Coming back to our town
To the cabin on Hillside Road
I feel myself sinking
With the sun going down
And it don't seem that long ago

And you're calling my name
Coming through the screen door
All up about something
That you sewed
This is such a sacred place
Oh God, I miss your face
Up on 97 Hillside Road

The whole town's asleep
I kick a rock down the street
I'm trying to get out of my head
Praying that it's true
I did all I could do
But I'm losing this battle to regret

It's 1986
And your little boy's bike needs fixing
I fell into your eyes that day
From a tiny beginning,
We set a great wheel spinning
And that wheel just spun away
     All up and down
     The valley is the sound
     Of that mighty diesel engine roar
     In the freezin' rain
     That old Santa Fe coal train
     On the Front Range corridor
Now some things are just true
And I'll always love you
I still can't believe that you're gone
This is my rendition of an old tradition
It's my farewell good-bye, My farewell good-by,
It's my great American good-bye song

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