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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 was just in jail
Spent my last two hundred to pay for his bail

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 food
But I got friends in California
And you know we’re cool
So if you could spare just a little change
Well, it’ll all add up
A dollar every hour puts some fuel in the tank
And some food in the glove.”

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 my engine
Like sand through an hourglass

Did you pass me on Route 66?
I was walking by the road
Picking desert flowers in the February cold

'Cuz I’m always on Route 66
A shadow passing in the night
I’m still out there looking for that violet light

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from Escaping from the Pale Moonlight prerelease, released May 2, 2012

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