Song Name: 66 East to Washington

Songwriter: Mike P. Ryan

Copyright: 2011

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Lyrics:

INTRO CHORUS
(The sign said) 66 East to Washington
All I had to do was make a right
I could turn the wheel, I could turn the page
I could start a new life tonight
But if I made my way into that exit lane
I'm not sure what I'd do
Would I take 66 East to Washington
Or turn around and come home to you

VERSE 1
Well we spend our days tryin' to make ends meet
In this small Virginia town
You cut ladies' hair, I fix peoples' cars
One seems to always be broke down
And its honest work and it pays the bills
But I still lay awake at night
Thinkin' there's more to life than a dead end job
In a town with two stoplights

CHORUS
(There's always) 66 East to Washington
All I had to do was make a right
I could turn the wheel, I could turn the page
I could start a new life tonight
But if I made my way into that exit lane
I'm not sure what I'd do
Would I take 66 East to Washington
Or turn around and come home to you

BRIDGE
And there's highways, running both ways
On both sides of our town
I sit beneath the stars, and I watch the cars
And I wonder where they're bound
Oh, and packin' up and leavin' home
Well it looks good on TV
But in my real life, I got a job and a wife
And both of them depend on me

CHORUS
(Or I'd take) take 66 East to Washington
All I had to do was make a right
I could turn the wheel, I could turn the page
I could start a new life tonight
But if I made my way into that exit lane
I'm not sure what I'd do
Would I take 66 East to Washington
Or turn around and come home to you

VERSE 2
Well the house is dark, and you're fast asleep
And I slip out in the yard
I reach in my pocket and I feel my keys
why does this have to be so hard
Why can't I get behind the wheel of that car
And leave this sad old town behind
And head for the bright lights of Washington
Who knows what I might find

VERSE 3
But at the end of the day, I guess it's not my way
To let the people who need me down
So I'll hang around here for maybe one more year
And see if things don't turn around
And I'll spend' my days with a wrench in my hand
And a daydream on my mind
Until I get the guts to get behind the wheel
And break these ties that bind

FINAL CHORUS
And I'll take 66 East to Washington
All I"ll have to do is make a right
I'll turn the wheel, I can turn the page
I'll start a new life that night
And when I make my way into that exit lane
I know just what I'll do
I'll take 66 East to Washington
And I'll say goodbye to you
Yeah, I'll take 66 East to Washington
And I'll say goodbye to you……