jeff davis county blues lyrics – mountain goats

after three nights in jail
i head north from toyahvale
switch to 285 in pecos
head up to red bluff

my walk’s real steady and my eyes are real
but i feel like i’m all of 16 years old
lost in the travelodge with the television on with the sound down
i don’t feel so tough

old issues of sunset magazine to read
sleep for twelve hours and dream about home

i have no place to go
so i drive up to new mexico
fix my eyes in the rear view
when i cross the state line

and i panic, i guess, and although it’s quite late
i take the first exit to 128
i am coming to midland
and i hope you won’t mind

polaroids of the two of us
scattered on the p*ssenger seat
i drove slowly and evenly
and i dream about home

/ mountain goats lyrics