“Highway Miles” Joe Eddie – studio draft take 3

Howdy y’all, working in the song shed these days, building up some new material .. missin you all so wanted to send out a letter .. hope you like this one, we’ll put it in the drawer and see what else is out there … keep in touch y’all, thanks for listening — Joe Eddie

I’m rollin’ down another black diamond highway
Another two-lane back road brings me ’round
Another round of white lines, keep on drivin’
Thinkin’ ’bout you back in our hometown

Been gone so long this truckstop feels like home, babe
Knowin’ strangers just by how we’re all alone
Flesh and blood needs a soft touch to keep it warm, love
If left too long, the heart turns cold as stone

And how long have I been gone?
And the road just keeps drivin’ on

I’m puttin’ on them highway miles
Missin’ you all the while
The only way back to you
Is to keep on pushin’ through
So I’m puttin’ on them highway miles

Sun gone down so long ago I don’t remember
Flashin’ white lines hypnotize my mind
No more pills to satisfy my ills, Lord
Driftin’ through the concrete seas of time

Another round of white lines, I keep chasin’
Gas station coffee keeps me high
Smoke a cigarette, now my heart’s racin’
Flashin’ hazzards dance before my eyes

And how long have I been gone?
And the road just keeps windin’ on

I’m puttin’ on them highway miles
Missin’ you all the while
The only way back to you
Is to keep on pushin’ through
So I’m puttin’ on them highway miles

Surgeon General’s warning says it’s hazardous to breath
I’d have another cigarette but, Lord, I can’t see
She comes to me softly, times of trouble over me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be, let it be

And how long have I been gone?
And the road just keeps windin’ on

I’m puttin’ on them highway miles
Missin’ you all the while
The only way back to you
Is to keep on pushin’ through
So I’m puttin’ on them highway miles

I’m puttin’ on them highway miles
Lookin’ for Porter Wagoner on the dial
The only way back to you
Is to keep on pushin’ through
So I’m puttin’ on them highway miles
So I’m puttin’ on them highway miles
I’m puttin’ on another hundred thousand highway miles

New Single Out Friday! If Tha Blooz Don’t Kill Me

If Tha Blooz Don’t Kill Me, I know that whiskey will!

And if that White Lightnin’ don’t do me, you know that red-haired woman will!!!

I’m so excited for my new single to be released on Spotify and iTunes in just two days, this Friday, July 12, 2019!!!

Listen here:

iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/joe-eddie/1353946304

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/12zFEHSMhg7cSBCn9effZX

About the song:

This song is a blues folk song recorded with an electric guitar over a soft steady backing of bass and acoustic guitar. I wrote this song as part of a larger collection of songs, each attempting to express what I call Tha Blooz, an updated and modern inflection on the long tradition of “blues” music with creative instrumentation, song form and arrangement. I hope to release more, and perform live shows in support of this music!