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DRIVE IN MOVIES AND DASHBOARD LIGHTS
Nanci Griffith


Sister had a crystal voice

She played a Silvertone from Montgomery Ward

Baez songs and Monroe hair

She sure could turn the boys heads to stare

Swimwear saunter, tan and haunt them

Was all she learned in school

Books were for the other girls

And the other girls were fools

Texas back in '69 was drive in movies and dashboard lights


Father waltzed her down the aisle

Cause college didn't suit her style

The sad truth was she could barely read

But if you told dear father, well he wouldn't believe you

The telephone rang and drove mother insane

From all the hearts left on the shelf

Sisters gone and she won't be home

Cause she didn't take care of herself

Texas back in '69 was drive in movies and dashboard lights


Where is she now

The backseat queen of fraternity

Where is she now

She's heavy on thigh

And light on integrity

Someone should have told her

When beautys all you offer

How soon the world disovers

That your beautys gone

Its gone


Mother can't you hear your daughter crying

Father wake up her youth is dying

The kids are gone

Husbands gone away

And its a shame cause she had such a lovely face

Can't you see she needed more than

"Oh what a pretty child"

You never taught her truth from lie

All you told her was to smile

Texas back in '69 was drive in movies and dashboard lights


Where is she now

The backseat queen of fraternity

Where is she now

She's heavy on thigh

And light on integrity

Someone should have told her

When beautys all you offer

How soon the world disovers

That your beautys gone

Its gone


Texas back in '69 was drive in movies and dashboard lights.


NANCI GRIFFITH

Nanci Caroline Griffith, born July 6, 1953, is an American singer, guitarist and songwriter from Austin, Texas, United States. Her career has spanned a variety of musical genres, predominantly country and folk, and what she terms "folkabilly."

She won a 1994 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album for Other Voices, Other Rooms, an album of Griffith covering the songs of artists who influenced her.

Her best-known song is From a Distance, by Julie Gold ... Read More