Dar Williams

We passed the stores, we passed the hotels

Filled our car with gasoline

We drove that night, I saw the moon

Almost got us in an accident

And then at the rest stop

When that woman tried to steal my wallet

It felt like an adventure

Isn't that what you would call it?

Isn't that what you would call it?

You're my road buddy, but I'm lonely all the time

I thought we'd be joking, having long talks on late night drives

But you drive so bad I lost my patience

So pass the chips and turn the station

This is not a romance with the road

Where the moss grows up the trees

To where the bird is rusty

I thought we'd find each story like a snakeskin or an arrowhead

But we only stop at fast food places

They hate their jobs, I understand

They try to act familiar, but they're floating just above the land

And we are all floating

You're my road buddy, but I'm lonely all the time

I thought we'd show that friendship could be stronger than the crossroads double back

I thought I heard the Tori sing, I'll take that thing I

This is not a romance with the road

In those cliffs are the same as in the magazines I have at home

And the tall grass reminds me of the same dreams I had at home

I thought life was a road and I wanted to begin it

I said, my friend and I going on a trip so I could only stop a minute

We go to the venting machines

I want to watch these kids with their mother

Sipping on their juice boxes and smiling at each other

And maybe that's their Dad on the phone

Saying, hey Mom, you couldn't wait, go ahead, have dinner

'Cause we're running just a little late

But we're on our way

Road buddy, road buddy, I heard about the boxcars and the family of travelers

But there's real estate sides in the cornfields

I know there's love, I bet there's trouble

But you just can't spend a lifetime on the road

And there's something I finally faced

I finally think I come from


American singer-songwriter Dar Williams lives at the intersection of pop and folk. She fuses many genres (blues, rock, jazz), resulting in a rather organic sound. She has been making music for over a decade.

Her studio album My Better Self finds Dar at an unequivocally brazen crossroads. Reflecting on American politics, the disillusionment and apathy of youth, and the female experience, Dar makes no apology for her outspoken beliefs.

Her 2008 album, entitled Promised Land. ... Read More