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Ol' 55 [Tom Waits]
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.:. Song Information .:.
Performed live on 10/30/99 & 10/31/1999 at the Bridge School Benefit.
Written by: Tom Waits
Closing Time Track 1 1973 Asylum Records

Tidbit: Described by Rolling Stone '76 as a "classic ode to freeway flying"
Lyrics

Well my time went so quickly
I went lickety-splitly, down to my old '55,
As I rode away slowly, feeling so holy
God knows, I was feeling alive

And now the sun's coming up
I'm riding with Lady Luck
And freeway cars and trucks
Stars beginning to fade
And I lead the parade
Just a-wishing I'd stayed a little longer

It's six in the morning
Gave me no warning
I headed home from your place

Cars are all passing me,
Trucks are all flashing me,
I headed home from your place

And now the sun is coming up
I'm riding with Lady Luck
And freeway cars and trucks
Stars beginning to fade
And I lead the parade
Just a-wishing I'd stayed a little longer

And now the sun is coming up
I'm riding with Lady Luck
And yes I am
And freeway cars and trucks
And freeway cars and trucks
I'm riding with Lady Luck.