Etta's Tune

Album: The River & the Thread (2014)
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  • What's the temperature darling? 100 and more
    The horses pawing out the dust, but it's Wilton by the door
    But you pour your strongest coffee and I'll take back of the wheel
    We'll drive straight down the river road, spread a blanket on the hill

    What's the temperature darling? I don't stare into the past
    There was nothing that we could change or fix, it was never gonna last
    Now don't stare into those photos, don't memorize my eyes
    We're just a mile or two from Memphis in the rhythm of our minds

    [Chorus]
    A mile or two from Memphis
    And I must go away
    I tore up all the highways
    Now there's nothing left to say
    A mile or two from Memphis
    And I finally made it home

    There were days you paced the kitchen, there were nights that felt like jail
    When the phone rang in the dead of night you'd always throw my veil
    No, you never touched the whiskey and you never took the pills
    I travelled for a million miles while you were standing still

    What's the temperature darling as the daylight fades way?
    I'll make one last rehearsal with one foot in the grave
    We kept the house on all the corners, we kept the polished bass guitar
    We kept the tickets and the wheels of tape to remember who we are

    A mile or two from Memphis
    And I must go away
    I tore up all the highways
    There's nothing left to say
    A mile or two from Memphis
    And I finally made it home

    What's the temperature darling? Writer/s: JOHN LEVENTHAL, ROSEANNE CASH
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing, WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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