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Days of Graduation

This song is by Drive-By Truckers and appears on the album Southern Rock Opera (2001).

Bobby went out for a joy ride with my best girl, left me at the party
It was almost June and the three-quarter moon illuminated
The rain-soaked streets like a candy wrapper
I guess that's why Bobby had his lights off
Tear-assing through them back streets of town
Where me and Bobby tear-assed so many times before
Sometimes with my best girl and sometimes Bobby had him one too

But this night he banked that curve just a little too hard and that 442 went airborne
Hit a telephone pole and split in two, Bobby's skull was split right in two
And my girl pinned in her seat, partially embedded in the dashboard
And for the next twenty minutes the only sound in the night were the sounds of her screams
And the sound of the wheel still spinning

In a little while the ambulance came and the sound of its
Siren mixed with the sound of the screaming girl and the spinning wheel

But when the story was told the next day at the graduation ceremony
Everyone said that when the paramedics got there
They could hear Free Bird still playing on the stereo

You know it's a very, very long song


Written by:

Patterson Hood

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