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I must look just like a fool here
In the middle of the road
Standing there in your rearview
And getting soaked to the bone
This land is flat as it is mean
A man can see for a hundred miles
So I'm still praying I might see
The glow of a brake light.

But your wheels just turn,
Down the road ahead
If it hurts at all
You aint showed it yet
I keep a lookin' for
The slightest sign that you might miss
What you left behind
I know there's nothing stopping you now
But I'd settle for a slowdown.

I held on longer then I should
Believing you might change your mind
And those bright lights of Hollywood
Would fade in time.

But your wheels just turn
Down the road ahead
If it hurts at all
You aint showed it yet
I keep a lookin' for
The slightest sign
That you might miss
What you left behind
I know there's nothing stopping you now
But I'd settle for a slowdown.

But your wheels just turn
Down the road ahead
If it hurts at all
You aint showed it yet
Your just a tiny dot on that horizon line
Come on tap those brakes
Baby just one time
I know there's nothing stopping you now
Im not asking you to turn back around

I'd settle for a slowdown
Come on just slow down
I'd settle for a slow down.



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  • U
    UnregisteredJun 15, 2014 at 5:28 am
    I think this song is written to express the pain of your lover leaving you and not showing that it bothers them. You feel as if they never actually cared and that they're happy to be without you. That's one of the hardest things to deal with after a breakup and this song paints a vivid picture of that.
  • WhiskiGyrl
    WhiskiGyrlApr 9, 2008 at 4:23 am
    To me it means that he will wait for her until she is ready to come back and that he is willing to take time and not rush anything and let it all fall into place naturally and not push it to happen or to push her and let her come when she is ready. All in all he is just letting her know that when she is ready that he will be there to take his time.

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