Ford Econoline Song Lyrics

Nanci Griffith

Nanci Griffith Lone Star State of Mind cover art
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She drove west from Salt Lake City to the California coastline.
She hit the San Diego Freeway doing sixty miles an hour.
She had a husband on her bumper, she had five restless children.
And she was singing as sweet as a mockingbird in that Ford Econoline.

And she's the salt of the earth,
Straight from the bosom of the Mormon church,
With a voice like wine,
Cruising along in that Ford Econoline.

Her husband was a gambler, he was a Salt Lake City rambler,
And he built a golden cage around his silver-throated wife.
So many nights he left her crying with his cheating and his lying,
But his big mistake was in buying her that Ford Econoline.

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Lone Star State of Mind
  • 2 Cold Hearts / Closed Minds
  • 3 From a Distance
  • 4 Beacon Street
  • 5 Nickel Dreams
  • 6 Sing One for Sister
  • 7 Ford Econoline
  • 8 Trouble in the Fields
  • 9 Love in a Memory
  • 10 Let It Shine on Me
  • 11 There's a Light Beyond These Woods (Mary Margaret)


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Nanci Griffith
    album: Track 7 in album Lone Star State of Mind
    release date: 1987
    popularity : 55 users have visited this page.
    genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Ballad/Vocal
    length: 2:15

    Album Information

    label: MCA Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 076743130021
    script: Latin