Thank you for your interest

(Peter Lastima)

A road song, possibly in need of a wistful country tune. The traveller comes to yet another town, yearns to say, but knows it is their fate to keep heading on down the road. This draws upon road-trips in America years ago - small towns, motels, bars - but could apply just as well to any of the three other continents across which I have made sporadic and poorly-planned expeditions.

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Another evening on the road Another little town, Another little episode, That wants to slow me down, I know that there’s a thousand things That I could stay and do But that would be meandering And I’m just passing through, I’m sorry for my blindness To all that I should see But please don’t waste your kindness On a wanderer like me, For I have promises to keep And no time to delay, I only want to eat and sleep And then be on my way Chorus: Thank you for your interest And the welcome at your door, But I’m not hanging round So keep your guidebook in the drawer, I only want to talk about The town I just came through, I only want to hear about The town I’m going to. I catch the little glances As I’m parking up the car, Hospitable advances From the drinkers at the bar, There’s a pretty little steeple Holding up the evening sky, And these are decent people, But I’m just passing by I know that there is history Behind each windowsill, I know there must be mystery High up here among the hills, And I could drink and tarry And hear a dozen tales, But they’d be more to carry When I XXX XXXX XX XXX XXXXX XXXXXX X XXX XXXXXX XX X XXXXXX XXXXX XXXX XXXXXX X XXX XXXX XXXX XXX XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX XXX XXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXXXXX XXXX XXXX X XXXXX XXXXX XXXXXXX XXX XXXXXX XXXXX XXXXXX XXXXX XXXXXXXX XXX XXXXXXX XXX XXXX XX XXX X XXXXXX XXXXX XXX XXXX XX XXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXX X XXXXXX XXXXX XXX XXXXXX XXXXX X XXXXX XXXXXX XXX XXXXXX XXXX XXXX XXX XXXXXX XXXX XXXXXX XXX XXXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXX XX XXXX X XXXXX XX XXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXX X XXXXXXXXX XXX XX X XXXXXX XXXXXXX XXX X XXXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXXXX

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