Robert Earl Keen, Joe Ely The Road Goes On Forever cover

The Road Goes On Forever
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November 18, 2016
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Verse 1
Sherry was a waitress at the only joint in town
She had a reputation as a girl who'd been around
Down Main Street after midnight with a brand new pack of cigs
A fresh one hangin' from her lips and a beer between her legs
She'd ride down to the river and meet with all her friends
The road goes on forever and the party never ends
Verse 2
Sonny was a loner - he was older than the rest
He was going into the Navy but he couldn't pass the test
So he hung around town, he sold a little pot
The law caught wind of Sonny and one day he got caught
But he was back in business when they set him free again
The road goes on forever and the party never ends
Verse 3
Sonny's playin' 8-ball at the joint where Sherry works
When some drunken outta-towner put his hand up Sherry's skirt
Sonny took his pool cue, laid the drunk out on the floor
Stuffed a dollar in her tip jar and walked on out the door
She's runnin' right behind him, reachin' for his hand
The road goes on forever and the party never ends
Verse 4
They jumped into his pickup, Sonny jammed her down in gear
Sonny looked at Sherry and said, "let's get on outta here."
The stars were high above them, and the moon was in the east
The sun was settin' on them when they reached Miami Beach
They got a hotel by the water and a quart of Bombay gin
The road goes on forever and the party never ends
Verse 5
They soon ran out of money, but Sonny knew a man
Who knew some Cuban refugees that dealt in contraband
Sonny met the Cubans in a house just off the route
With a briefcase full of money and a pistol in his boot
The cards were on the table when the law came bustin' in
The road goes on forever and the party never ends
Verse 6
The Cubans grabbed the goodies and Sonny grabbed the J

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