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I DREAM A HIGHWAY
Gillian Welch


Oh I dream a highway back to you love

A winding ribbon with a band of gold

A silver vision come and rest my soul

I dream a highway back to you


John he's kicking out the footlights

The Grand Ole Opry's got a brand new band

Lord, let me die with a hammer in my hand

I dream a highway back to you.


I think I'll move down into Memphis

And thank the hatchet man who forked my tongue

I lie and wait until the wagons come

And dream a highway back to you.


The getaway kicking up cinders

An empty wagon full of rattling bones

Moon in the mirror on a three-hour jones,

I dream a highway back to you.


Oh I dream a highway back to you love

A winding ribbon with a band of gold

A silver vison come arrest my soul

I dream a highway back to you.


Which lover are you, Jack of Diamonds?

Now you be Emmylou and I'll be Gram

I send a letter, don't know who I am

I dream a highway back to you.


I'm an indisguisable shade of twilight

Any second now I'm gonna turn myself on

In the blue display of the cool cathode ray

I dream a highway back to you.


I wish you knew me, Jack of Diamonds

Fire-riding, wheeling when I lead em up

Drank whisky with my water, sugar in my tea

My sails in rags with the staggers and the jags

I dream a highway back to you.


Oh I dream a highway back to you love

A winding ribbon with a band of gold

A silver vision come molest my soul

I dream a highway back to you.


Now give me some of what you're having

I'll take you as a viper into my head

A knife into my bed, arsenic when I'm fed

I dream a highway back to you.


Hang overhead from all directions

Radiation from the porcelain light

Blind and blistered by the morning white

I dream a highway back to you.


Sunday morning at the diner

Hollywood trembles on the verge of tears

I watched the waitress for a thousand years

Saw a wheel within a wheel, heard a call wit


GILLIAN WELCH

Gillian Howard Welch (born October 2, 1967 in New York City) is an American singer-songwriter. She performs with her musical partner, guitarist David Rawlings. Welch's musical style combines elements of bluegrass, neotraditional country, Americana, old time string band music, and folk.
Welch and Rawlings have released five critically acclaimed albums. Their 1996 debut, Revival, and the 2001 release Time (The Revelator), received nominations for the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. ... Read More