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On The Highway

from Alpenglow by Trampled by Turtles

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On the Highway

Outer reaches come and go and I’m forever grateful
Come and tell me long and slow exactly what I’ll wait for
Better times yeah better times somehow I don’t believe it
Built a house up long ago just to up and leave it

There’s a bright light in the cold dark night so bloom where you’re planted
Still I pray to the summer rain and every heart that’s slanted
Border lines and severed ties and the crickets in the meadow
Form a line and say goodbye to such a lucky fellow

Out on the highway
Like a portrait in the rain
Out on the highway
We’ll never be the same again

Whittled like a mousetrap queen of the sky oh tell me i’m forgiven
Simulated pilgrims why oh why won’t they take me with them
Sell me something bright and shinier than I can imagine
Parting ways those summer days so happy to have had them

Out on the highway
There’s a storm out in the west
Out on the highway
Oh god I’m such a mess, once again

Out on the highway
It all comes crashing down
Out on the highway
Yeah where would we be now, I don’t know

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from Alpenglow, released October 28, 2022

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Trampled by Turtles Duluth, Minnesota

Trampled by Turtles are from Duluth, Minnesota and were initially formed in 2003. While the members were newcomers to playing as a fully acoustic band, they quickly began carving out a fast, frenetic sound that owed as much to rock & roll as bluegrass.

They've gone on to chart on Billboard, appear on TV, major festivals and tour relentlessly around the world.
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