Semi Sunset

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The Halley DeVestern Band
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Halley DeVestern/Tom Heinig

Story

This song was inspired by a road trip and the different faces of America we saw there...

Lyrics

SEMI SUNSET

Halley DeVestern/Tom Heinig

ARE WE THERE YET?  WILL WE EVER BE?
BABY, THERE'S NO DESTINATION EXCEPT FOR DESTINY
SEMI SUNSET, THE RIGS ARE DREAMING
YOU CAN SMELL THE GREASE AND THE CINNAMON, YOU CAN HEAR THE KIDDIES SCREAMING

SLEEPING IN YOUR ARMS IN THE BACK OF THE BUS
NO 9-TO-5 TO STAY ALIVE, JUST THE BAND AND US
RISE LIKE A VAMPIRE, SING TO THE MOON
AND AT SEMI-SUNSET AND WE'LL BE PLAYING SOON

INDIAN GAMBLING, FIREWORKS AND SOUVENIRS
WE'RE RACING 'CROSS THESE ASPHALT SCARS LEFT BY THE TRAIL OF TEARS
UPON A TIME, THIS WAS A DARK AND BLOODY GROUND
NOW THERE'S A MARKER EVERY THIRTY MILES NEXT TO A PLASTIC CLOWN

TRUCK DRIVERS LIMPING IN WITH COWBOY EYES
TRIBES OF CHILDREN SCREAMING IN THEIR OWN WAR CRY
MOM AND DAD HOLDING EACH OTHER IN THE STARBUCK'S QUEUE
AND AT SEMI-SUNSET I'LL BE HOLDING ONTO YOU

NOTHING CHANGES AND NOTHING STAYS THE SAME
THE ONLY THINGS THAT LAST ARE THE NATIVE NAMES

...BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS
FED AND WATERED AMERICA, LAND OF HOPE AND FEAR
WE DID GOOD TONIGHT, LET'S BED ON DOWN
WE'LL COUNT THE CASH IN THE MORNING AND DRIVE TO THE NEXT TOWN

I WAKE UP EARLY AND I WATCH YOU SLEEP
YOU CAN TAKE A PICTURE, BABY, IT'S THE MEMORIES I'LL KEEP
WE'RE JUST GYPSIES AND IT FEELS JUST RIGHT
AT SEMI-SUNSET IT'S GONNA BE OUR NIGHT

(ARE WE THERE YET?  I CAN'T SEE THE SIGN
JUST KEEP ON DRIVING AND STAY BETWEEN THE LINES
YOU CAN'T SEE THE WHOLE HIGHWAY, BUT YOU CAN SEE THE NEXT SIGN
JUST KEEP ON DRIVING AND STAY BETWEEN THE LINES...)


 

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