Who Sang Lost Nation Road? Pere Ubu

Pere Ubu Cloudland cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1989-5
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave/Art Rock/Punk
length: 2:17
producer: Paul Hamann
mixer: Dave Meegan

[Verse 1]
From out of the night and into the dawn
The rose-lighted road stretches on and on and on
The carpenters are knockin' it up as I, I come into view
How this town grows!

[Chorus]
I've been searchin' for the streets of gold
I don't know, this may be the day
El Dorado is paved with clay
A voice calls from the burning hot
"It ain't that good but ya know what ya got!"

[Verse 2]
There's always a sign - a portion that's blown away
It points to home - Ma, I'm at a pause in a lost highway
Right from the start, I knew I was running from you
How do I know?

[Chorus]
I went searchin' for them streets of gold
I don't know, this may be the day
El Dorado is paved with clay
A voice calls from the burning hot
"It ain't that good but ya know what ya got!"

I've been searchin' for them streets of gold
I don't know, this may be the day
El Dorado is paved with clay
A voice calls from the burning hot
"It ain't that good but ya know what ya got!"


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Breath
  • 2 Race the Sun
  • 3 Cry
  • 4 Why Go It Alone?
  • 5 Waiting for Mary
  • 6 Ice Cream Truck
  • 7 Bus Called Happiness
  • 8 Monday Night
  • 9 Love Love Love
  • 10 Lost Nation Road
  • 11 Fire
  • 12 Nevada!
  • 13 The Wire
  • 14 Flat
  • 15 The Waltz
  • 16 Pushin'