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Midnite Maverick

Where I Belong

Midnight maverick in motion...

It’s good to feel your arms around me
I treasure every moment that we spend
But soon I’ll have to run and leave you
I pray on you I can depend…

I can’t control the way things happen
And what makes me do all that I do
So I must always keep on runnin’
Until our next secret rendezvous…

I know I gotta keep on movin’
Can’t stay very long
Oh out on the highway
Is where I belong…

I only travel after midnight
When the roads are very clear
At dawn I hide and seek a refuge
To live another day in fear…

I can’t remember when it started
This feeling… oh will it ever end?
The darkness seems to close around me
Into a whirl of madness I descend…

I know I gotta keep on movin’
Can’t stay very long
Oh out on the highway
Is where I belong…

Murky memories of sirens and bright flashing lights
Darkened hallways, a staircase to dizzying heights
A cold draft on my shoulders as I cover my tracks
Quiet whispers, peering glances… but I never look back…

The billboards taunt you in the moonlight
The roadside signposts hypnotize
The yellow line sends out a message:
He who crosses always dies…

I know I gotta keep on movin’
Can’t stay very long
’Cause out on the highway
Is where I belong…

Music, Lyrics, Vocals: Rich Coffey
Recorded at Mistura Productions


Comments:
A modern-day desperado torn with guilt and racing against his own heartbeat. Catchy Hook for the Chorus.
(See "The Big Wide Open" for another desperate highwayman song)

JV-880: Acoustic Guitar
Vibes: MKS-50
Sound Effects: OB M-1000 (sirens, helicopter, gunshot)