Two Characters in Search of a Country Song Lyrics

The Magnetic Fields


album: Track 19 in album The Charm of the Highway Strip
release date: 1994-4-18
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length: 3:33
lead vocals: Stephin Merritt
composer: Stephin Merritt
lyricist: Stephin Merritt

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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
We went crashing through the Jersey barrier
But the road went on
over dale and hill
You were Calamity Jane
and I was Wild Bill

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


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

Track Listing

  • 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