Mike's Big Book of Songs

Interstate 10 - Buddy Holly

i recall catriona put her hand in mine
as the band carried out our back line
she asked me if she could have my address
i said "find me a pen that writes and i might say yes"
i was wishing that i had a hotel room
with little bars of soap in the bathroom
and a fully stocked mini bar
so i could act like a rock star and say
"hey, come on up"
but my band was driving back over night
in a rental truck
there was so far to get
in so little time
i had to be direct and take a straight line
all my love songs have got too many words
buddy holly wrote the about the best
love songs i think i've ever heard
like, "hey you want am i-a-gonna do
with a girl like you"

catriona came back with a pen
she said "run me by your home phone number again"
i said "it's 061 256 1107
call me any time
as long as it's after eleven
then sheila shouted from the van
"come on mike stop trying to cop off
with your one and only fan
we've got a lot of motorway
ahead of us tonight
i for one would like to be home
ahead of daylight
there's so far to get in so little time
you better be direct
take a straight line"
but all my love songs have got too many words...

i remember catriona the first time you called
my girlfriend was in the bedroom
so i took the phone in the hall
i was so excited i could barely speak
you know i think i dumped gina
that same week
'cause there was so far to get in so little time
i had to be direct and take a straight line
all my love songs have got too many words
buddy holly wrote about the best love songs
i think I've ever heard
you've got to keep it simple
don't play with words...

©1993 Mike West

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