A Long Way
Runniní cattle out of Elko, Nevada;
A load of hay waitiní in Layton, Utah.
Snow falliní over the Rockies;
Prettiest picture you ever saw.
I shut down in Cheyenne, Wyoming,
For a day just to wait out a storm.
I thought about my wife and little boy back home.
Theyíre always with me and keeping me warm.
Itís a long way home; two days gone. This old cabís nice and
the north windís blowiní strong.
And itís night
time, a mountain road, a heavy load. Iím pulliní slow.
Snowflakes dance in my headlight glow. Iíve still got a
ways to go.
Itís still a long way home. A long way home.
I started driviní truck
right out of high school.
married me then we had our boy.
Theyíre my whole
life. They keep me goiní strong.
My son, heís my
pride and my joy.
I usually stop at
truck stops along the way
To get a shower
and something to eat.
Those diner cooks
could take a lesson from my wife.
Her cookiní just
canít be beat!(Chorus)
I call my rig the ďAmerican HeartĒ.
ĎCause I truck for this land that I love!
it gets hard out here all alone.
But all in all
itís still a pretty good life.
Thereís a joy and
peace I know deep inside
Providing for my
boy and my wife.
My last run is
Great Falls, then Iím home
With my family for
Iím countiní on my
angel to get me there.
My son is home and
countiní the days!
(1st Chorus, 2nd Chorus)
2nd Chorus Iíve still got ten more days Ďtil I see her
Near our fire place.
supperís on the stove back at home.
And theyíre home
This north wind
moans, ďMove this rolliní stone.
Youíve still got a
ways to go. Itís still a long way home.
A long way home.Ē
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