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I've been riding shotgun from Topeka to LA
living on the bounty of the sun
stopped to watch the burning
of the dusty, barren plane
stopped to watch the rivers turn to blood
well the promised land is there beneath the mud

You'd been driving eighteen hours
you were wide awake
chewing' your lip, teething at your gums
spitting your contempt
out at the loathsome old highway
silent as an angel sent to judge
and I remember why we're still in love

and Denver never seemed to be
a home to me
until we passed straight through
but in the rearview mirror
it looked clearer
than any home that I knew
shining in the heat
of midnight on the deepest day of June

We drove straight through Cedar City
and right on through St. George
and never even bothered slowing down
you were in a rush
and Vegas didn't look like much
you said the desert wasn't meant
to be so loud
and you were craving California now

The ocean stretched before us
it was something you and I had never seen
well I said I'm not impressed
I've been the whole world twice over on my t.v.
but you were quiet as death
and turned your back on me to face the sea

and I'm back home again
as if I never even left
settling back in my old routine
but you had been possessed
by the spirit of the west
and you never find the time to visit me
and I wish that you'd come home
to all the dust that used to make us happy
I said I wish that you'd come home
to everything that used to make us happy

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from Campa Cavallo, released January 12, 2016
Farrah Nuff: Vocals; Finn Hopper: Cello

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