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lyrics

Caroline, she's shining like a jewel
and sun in the afternoon is her finest gown
Greyhound line, she knows that I'm almost home
there's a lightning-struck sycamore at the edge of the town

and I'm longing for nothing and everything at once
and the road bends like a question that answers itself with

small towns and big churches
I can see their steeples rising just over the ridge
and no matter what I happen to believe in
sometimes the wheels on the road ring just like a hymn

Now I've been running on gas station coffee
Just another vacancy light on a road motel
and the cars they fill me up but no one ever turns me off
and then I've got an empty lot and no one turns me on

and I'm wishing on nothing and everything at once
somewhere between what am I doing and oh God, what have I done
the road, it reaches up like an outstretched hand
that fills itself every 20 miles with a sweetcorn stand

and a small town with big churches
I can see their steeples rising just over the ridge
and no matter what I may happen to be believing
some days the wheels on the road ring just like a hymn

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from All These Dotted Lines, released May 10, 2016

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Beverly Stokes Ithaca, New York

A singer-songwriter with roots in the classical tradition, Beverly writes songs that embody "an extraordinary mixture of poetry and observation, a gentle lyricism that seems to arise simply, organically from [their] experience and observation."

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