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​Side of the Road

This song is by Ben Folds and appears on the Japan release of the album Songs for Silverman (2005) and on the album Songs for Goldfish (2005).

This song is a cover of "Side of the Road" by ​Lucinda Williams.
You wait in the car on the side of the road
Let me go and stand a while
I want to know you're there, but I want to be alone
If only for a minute or two
I want to see what it feels like to leave without you
I want to feel the touch of my own skin
Against the sun, against the wind

I walked out in a field
The grass was high and it brushed against my legs
I just stood and looked out at the open space
At a farmhouse out a little ways
And I wondered about the people who lived in it
And I wondered if they were happy and content
Were there children and a man and a wife?
And did she love him and take her hair down at night?

If I stray too far from you
Don't go and try to find me
It doesn't mean that I don't love you
It don't mean that I won't come back and stay beside you
It only means that I need a little time
To follow that unbroken line
To a place where where the wild things grow
To a place where I always used to go

If only for a minute or two
I want to see what it feels like to be without you
I want to know the touch of my own skin
Against the sun, against the wind

Written by:

Lucinda Williams