I met a little girl and I settled down
In a little house out on the edge of town
We got married, and swore we'd never part
Then little by little we drifted from each other's heart

At first I thought it was just restlessness
That would fade as time went by and our love grew deep
In the end it was something more I guess
That tore us apart and made us weep

And I'm driving a stolen car
Down on Eldridge Avenue
Each night I wait to get caught
But I never do

She asked if I remembered the letters I wrote
When our love was young and bold
She said last night she read those letters
And they made her feel one hundred years old

There's a river that runs by that little town down into the sea
It was there in the shade I laid my body down as she flowed on so effortlessly
Now there's a party tonight out off the county line, there be dancing down at seven trees
From these banks I can see those party lights shine, maby she's there maby she's looking for me

Last night I dreamed I made the call
I swore to return to stay forever more once again we stood on the wedding steps at whipre hall and walked on and on through the chapel door
I can remember how good I felt inside when the preacher said "Son you may kiss the bride
But as I leaned over to touch her pretty lips I felt it all slip away through my fingertips
And I'm driving a stolen car through a pitt's black night
I keep telling myself everything is gonna be alright
But I ride by night and I travel in fear no matter what I do, or wher I drive
Nobody sees me when I ride by

Thanx to Jacco and Luuk Engelmoer

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