Who Sang Side of the Road? Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams Lucinda Williams cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Country/Country Rock
length: 3:28
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Lyrics
You wait in the car,
On the side of the road.
Let me go and stand awhile,
I want to know you're there, but I want to be alone.
If only for a minute or two,
I want to see what it feels like to be without you.
I want to know the touch of my own skin,
Against the sun, against the wind.

I walked out in a field,
The grass was high, it brushed against my legs.
I just stood and looked out at the open space,
And a farmhouse out a-ways.
And I wondered about the people who live there.
And I wondered if they were happy and content.
Were there children and a man and a wife?
Did she love him and take her hair down at night?

If I stray away too far from you,
Don't go and try to find me.
It don't mean I don't love you.
It don't mean I won't come back and stay beside you.
It only means I need a little time,
To follow that unbroken line.
To a place where the wild things grow,
To a place where I used to always go.

La la la, la la la, la la la, la la la,
La la la, la la la, la la la, la la la,

If only for a minute or two,
I want to see what it feels like to be without you.
I want to know the touch of my own skin,
Against the sun, against the wind

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 I Just Wanted to See You So Bad
  • 2 The Night's Too Long
  • 3 Abandoned
  • 4 Big Red Sun Blues
  • 5 Like a Rose
  • 6 Changed the Locks
  • 7 Passionate Kisses
  • 8 Am I Too Blue
  • 9 Crescent City
  • 10 Side of the Road
  • 11 Price to Pay
  • 12 I Asked for Water (He Gave Me Gasoline)

  • Release information
    label: Rough Trade
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 023138004726
    script: Latin