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​Forty Five Miles

This song is by Todd Snider and appears on the album Happy To Be Here (2000).

Snider

There's a truck turned over on the highway
Flares burning out of the snow
Freezing rain in the passing lane
I got forty five miles to go.

Forty five miles, forty five miles
That's gonna take me all night
Should have known right away that something was wrong
When I started thinking things were all right, things were not all right.

My old man's sick, my sister's going broke
They're closing down my favorite bar
I got a smoker's cough and now to top it all off
I think I'm gonna wreck my car, I'm gonna wreck my car.

They say life goes in phases like seasons
I say something about all of them sucks
It's as hard to be hot as it is to be cold
You're either out of control or you're stuck, you're either out of control or you're stuck.

So take whatever road that you want to
Careful of the ice and the snow
I ain't got time to change my mind
I got forty five miles to go.

Forty five miles, forty five miles
That's gonna take me all night
I should have known right away that something was wrong
When I started thinking things were all right, things are not all right.