Humming-CD-cover-600Words and music by Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers

When you’re out on the road
Driving alone
With the rising moon
A sliver of bone
The desert hills fade to black
And you’re not sure
If you’ll go back at all
To what you knew

Whatever lies ahead
Whatever falls behind
Whatever matters here
Is on the line
In this American dream

When you’re out on the road
Leaving no trace
Just a motel key
A smile with no face
At every town you read the sign
But nothing pulls you
From that line
It’s all you know

Chorus

Listen: the roar of the windows
And scanning for stations
The radio preaches approaching salvation
The all-night café with the coffee eternal
The trucks breathe like dragons
Their eyes fired with diesel

When you’re out on the road
Driving alone
With the rising moon
A sliver of bone
You never give, you only take
And I’m not sure
You’ll ever wake at all
From this American dream