Gillian Welch — I Dream A Highway lyrics

Oh, I dream a highway back to you, Love
A winding ribbon with a band of gold
A silver vision, come and rest my soul
I dream a highway back to you

Johnny's kickin' out the footlights
The Grand Ole Opry's got a brand new band
Lord, let me die with a hammer in my hand
I dream a highway back to you

I think I'll move down into Memphis
And thank the hatchetman who forked my tongue
I'll lie and wait until the wagons come
And dream a highway back to you

The getaway kickin' up cinders
An empty wagon full of rattlin' bones
Moon in the mirror on a three-hour jones
I dream a highway back to you

Oh, I dream a highway back to you, Love
A windin' ribbon with a band of gold
A silver vison, come arrest my soul
I dream a highway back to you

Which lover are you, Jack of Diamonds
Now you be Emmylou and I'll be Gram
I send a letter, don't know who I am
I dream a highway back to you

I'm an indisguisable shade of twilight
Any second now I'm gonna turn myself on
In the blue display of the cool cathode ray
I dream a highway back to you

I wish you knew me, Jack of Diamonds
Fire-ridin', wheelin' when I lead 'em up
Drank whiskey with my water, sugar with my tea
My sails in rags with the staggers and the jags
I dream a highway back to you

Oh, I dream a highway back to you, Love
A windin' ribbon with a band of gold
A silver vison, come molest my soul
I dream a highway back to you

Now give me some of what you're havin'
I'll take you as a viper into my head
A knife into my bed, arsenic when I'm fed
I dream a highway back to you

Hang overhead from all directions
Radiation from the porcelain light
Blind and blistered by the mornin' white
I dream a highway back to you

Sunday mornin' at the diner
Hollywood trembles on the verge of tears
I watched the waitress for a thousand years
Saw a wheel inside a wheel, heard a call within a call
I dreamed a highway back to you

Oh, I dream a highway back to you, Love
A windin' ribbon with a band of gold
A silver vison, convalesced my soul
I dream a highway back to you

Step into the light, poor Lazarus
Don't lie alone behind the window shade
Let me see the mark death made
I dream a highway back to you
I dream a highway back to you

What will sustain us through the winter
Where did last year's lessons go
Walk me out into the rain and snow
I dream a highway back to you

Oh, I dream a highway back to you, Love
A windin' ribbon with a band of gold
A silver vison, come and bless my soul
I dream a highway back to you
I dream a highway back to you

Oh, I dream a highway back to you, Love
A windin' ribbon with a band of gold
A silver vison, come and bless my soul
I dream a highway back to you
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Songwriters: WELCH, GILLIAN HOWARD / RAWLINGS, DAVID TODD
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