Highways and Heartaches Joe Ely
[G]She is on my mind
[G]I left her back in Travis County
[G]Crying to a clothesline
[D]Steel guitar on the radio,
Cuttin' slow and mean
I brought home the bottle
She just wanted beans
[G]Highways and [C]heartaches
[G]Go together like [C]you and me
[G]Do you ever [C]think about it
[G]When the night is [C]sad and lonely.
I wonder if she's watching TV
Cryin' with soap opera stars
I wonder if she's seen it in me
Or if we've gone to far.
Look at all the lovers,
Runnin' from their past
Gassin' up just to get somewhere
But goin' nowhere fast
[D]Do you ever think about it
When the night is sad and lonely
Runnin' away don't stop the pain
It just delays the cryin'
What's left unsaid is better swallowed
Is covered up with lyin'
Though the song is over
I can still hear the steel guitar's
And though the past is gone for good
It still helps to swallow hard.