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Lucinda Williams “Car Wheels On A Gravel Road” Lyrics

Lucinda Williams “Car Wheels On A Gravel Road” Lyrics

Car Wheels On A Gravel Road Lyrics


Artist: Lucinda Williams

Album: Car Wheels On A Gravel Road (1998)

Songwriter: Lucinda Williams

Total Time:  4:44

Structure:  V | V | CH  – 5X!

Car Wheels On A Gravel Road

 

VERSE
Sittin’ in the kitchen, a house in Macon,  [A]
Loretta’s singing on the radio.   [B]
Smell of coffee, eggs and bacon,    [A]
Car wheels on a gravel road.    [B]

VERSE
Pull the curtains back and look outside –    [C]
Somebody somewhere I don’t know.    [B]
“Come on now child, we’re gonna go for a ride,”    [C]
Car wheels on a gravel road.    [B]

CHORUS
Car wheels on a gravel road.    [B]
Car wheels on a gravel road.    [B]

VERSE
Can’t find a damn thing in this place.    [D]
Nothing’s where I left it before.    [B]
Set of keys and a dusty suitcase.    [D]
Car wheels on a gravel road.    [B]

VERSE
There goes the screen door slamming shut.   [E]
You better do what you’re told:    [B]
“When I get back this room better be picked-up.”    [E]
Car wheels on a gravel road.    [B]

CHORUS
Car wheels on a gravel road.    [B]
Car wheels on a gravel road.    [B]

VERSE
Low hum of voices in the front seat –    [F]
Stories nobody knows.    [B]
Got folks in Jackson we’re going to meet.    [F]
Car wheels on a gravel road.    [B]

VERSE
Cotton fields stretching miles and miles –    [G]
Hank’s voice on the radio.    [B]
Telephone poles trees and wires fly on by.    [G]
Car wheels on a gravel road.    [B]

CHORUS
Car wheels on a gravel road.    [B]
Car wheels on a gravel road.    [B]

VERSE
Broken down shacks engine parts,   [H]
Could tell a lie but my heart would know.    [B]
Listen to the dogs barkin’ in the yard.    [H]
Car wheels on a gravel road.    [B]

VERSE
Child in the backseat ’bout four or five years –    [I]
Lookin’ out the window.    [B]
Little bit of dirt mixed with tears.    [I]
Car wheels on a gravel road.    [B]

CHORUS
Car wheels on a gravel road    [B]
Car wheels on a gravel road    [B]
Car wheels on a gravel road    [B]
Car wheels on a gravel road    [B]

 

Copyright © 1998 Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

 

SONG STATS

 

POV | Perspective:  1st Person | Internal

BPM:   100

Times Title In Song:  18

 

—–    WORD COUNTS    —–

 

Total Word Count:  273

1 Syllable Words: 202 (74%)

3+ Syllable Words:  9 (3%)

Difficult Words: 52 (19%)

Words 7+ Characters: 18 (7%)

Words <=3 Characters: 115 (42%)

Words Appearing Only Once:  129 (47%)

 

—–    EASY TO UNDERSTAND?    —–

 

Reading Ease Score:  89.9

Reading Level:  6th Grade

 

—– WHAT MAKES THE SONG WORK SO WELL? —–

Full Song Analysis

 

 

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