Two Characters in Search of a Country Song Song Lyrics

The Magnetic Fields

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You were just like me
you were one big bruise
In the game of life with your playing too lose
You were Jessy James
I was William Tell
You were Daniel Webster
I was the devil himself

Two characters in search of a country song
Just make believe, but so in love
Two characters been listin' all night long
for voices from Nashville above

Hell in eighteen wheels
at a hundred per

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
  • credits


    album: Track 5 in album The Charm of the Highway Strip
    release date: 1994-4-18
    popularity : 61 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Pop
    styles: Pop Rock/Synth-pop/Indie Rock
    length: 3:33
    lead vocals: Stephin Merritt
    composer: Stephin Merritt
    lyricist: Stephin Merritt

    Album Information

    label: Merge Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 036172935529
    script: Latin