highway song lyrics – james taylor

father, let us build a boat and sail away
there’s nothing for you here
and brother, let us throw our lot out upon the sea
it’s been done before

i’m thinking ’bout a broken heart
i’m talking ’bout the break of dawn
you love me while i’m here
then you can miss me when i’m gone
sweet misunderstanding
won’t you leave a poor boy alone
i’m the one eyed seed of a tumbleweed
in the belly of a rolling stone

(chorus)
back on the highway, yeah, yeah, yeah
back on the road again

i had a little woman in memphis
she wanted to be my bride
she said, settle on down, traveling man
you can stay right by my side
i tried so hard to please her
but i couldn’t hold out too long
’cause one sat*rday night i was laying in bed
and i heard that highway song

– chorus –

now one of these days that highway song will lose its appeal to me
i’m gonna settle on down like a natural born man
i’m gonna live my life naturally (free and easy)
until that day the thunder’s gonna roll
and i notice there’s a sign of rain
so i grab my bags and i pack my clothes
and i’m back on the road again

– chorus –

i’m thinking ’bout a broken heart
i been talking ’bout the break of dawn
you loved me while i’m here
and you can miss me when i’m gone
and i said sweet misunderstanding
won’t you leave a poor boy alone
’cause i’m the one eyed seed of a tumbleweed
in the belly of a rolling stone

– chorus –

here i am again
holiday inn
same old four walls again
gee, but it’s fine to be back home again (whoa, now)
say, holiday inn, i’m on the road again

/ james taylor lyrics