Driving- just as fast as I can

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i'm somewhere in the handle
texas is a frying pan
there are rings up on the dash
from the sweat off of Lone Star cans
the boys are shootin road signs
they're screamin like Yosemite Sam
and I, I'm drivin just as fast as i can

gotta make Helotes
gonna talk to the manager man
cuz if you ain't played John T Floore's
You aint a honky tonk band
they play me on the dial here
somewhere to the left on AM
im chasing radio waves
driving just as fast as i can

those lights will carry ya
all the way from here
to the Rio Grande

(this next verse we forgot to record -and decided to have tom oberheide do a wicked pedal steel solo- good choice!)

he looked beneath his hat
said, 'son, tell the boys in the van
i aint never heard of you, three miles west,
or surplus cheaper hands
but my boy lives up in austin
he's willing to give you a chance;
so - i'm driving just as fast as i can

till the bury me
listen up mister
i've got real big plans


from It's Your Parade, released March 25, 2011



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Surplus Cheaper Hands Denver, Colorado

Christiansen writes Rustic Folk that retains its intimacy in the face of ambitious alt.country arrangement. His outstanding ensemble may alternately swell and fade to punctuate mood, but the resulting journey ultimately takes the listener exactly where the band wants you -to the heart of the song. ... more

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