Crowd of Drifters Lyrics

The Magnetic Fields


album: Track 6 in album The Charm of the Highway Strip
release date: 1994-4-18
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Synth-pop/Indie Rock
length: 3:36
lead vocals: Stephin Merritt
composer: Stephin Merritt
lyricist: Stephin Merritt

Cover Art

The Magnetic Fields The Charm of the Highway Strip cover art
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Sometimes the road is too long You meet all kinds of people
Some of them cast no shadow They have no reflections
Take a look in your photobook I'm not there anymore

I was a traveling salesman
I got lost on the backroads
Fell in with a crowd of drifters.

Sometimes the sun is too bright And it burns you like acid
You get to love driving at night The moon is so close you can kiss it
I used to remember you smiling and waving
I don't think I can anymore

I was a traveling salesman
I got lost on the backroads
Fell in with a crowd of drifters.

We come, unnoticed, at sundown At the start of a blackout
We set bonfires all over town And it's over by morning
Sometimes we bring the rat and the wolf And sometimes the worm

I was a traveling salesman
I got lost on the backroads
Fell in with a crowd of drifters.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Lonely Highway
  • 2 Long Vermont Roads
  • 3 Born on a Train
  • 4 I Have the Moon
  • 5 Two Characters in Search of a Country Song
  • 6 Crowd of Drifters
  • 7 Fear of Trains
  • 8 When the Open Road Is Closing In
  • 9 Sunset City
  • 10 Dust Bowl