Washed Out Road

from by Blue Hibou



Kim Barlow


Washed Out Road

You and I have been
down some bumpy roads
Hard times come and go, we know
Now and then a moment to brush off all the dust
and let the road be mended

Supplies were low, at the end
but the washed out road was reconstructed again

I am a semi-tractor-trailer stalled in Watson Lake
the road is closed, I can not make my way
Idling the drivers all sit in the cafe
we all just have to wait

You’re an empty grocery counter on the other side
hungry for supplies
One lonely head of cabbage wilting in the aisle
But mending road takes time

If one day I should leave
and go where I can never see you
keep me in your heart in some small way
I will think of you, all full of love and trouble
the beauty in you stays


from Blue Hibou, released February 14, 2014
Kim : Vocal, banjo
Hélène  : Guitar
Micah : Bass, lapsteel, piano
Martin Arnold : Melodica
Ryan Driver : Melodica



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