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Highway 79

HIGHWAY 79 

by Rick Clark and Mark Marchetti

I was driving down the wrong side of the road on Psalm Sunday

On the radio Fats Domino was singing “Blue Monday” 

I saw a church on erosion soil rich as blood

Fences looked like crosses in the Nacogdoches mud

I was drowning my sorrows in a bottle of wine

Flirting with temptation on the double yellow line

Running out of time on Highway 79


I was howlin down the highway like a wanted man

Yeah, shiftin thru the ashes of the Promised Land

I was pushing my luck when the light turned red

Thought about stopping, but drove on instead (yeah)

I was drowning my sorrows in a bottle of wine

Flirting with temptation on the double yellow line

Running out of time on Highway 79


The night was closing on the things that were said

I had to keep on driving to the water’s edge

Wash me in the blood

Wash me in the water

Lord cleanse my soul

Before the fire gets any hotter

Because there's a hound on my heels that I can't out run

Stumbling through the darkness like God's forgotten son

Running out of time on Highway 79

The Players

Rick Clark: Acoustic Guitar, Vocal

John Dymond: Electric Bass

Colin Linden: Electric Lead Guitar

Tommy Womack: Electric Rhythm Guitar

Roger Wood: Keys

Paul Griffith: Drums, Percussion

"Highway 79” written by: Rick Clark - Rick Clark Music (ASCAP) and Mark Marchetti - Mark Marchetti Music (BMI)

Produced by: Rick Clark

Engineered by: Kevin Becca, Dwayne Larring

Mixed by: Dwayne Larring and Rick Clark

Mastered by: Alex McCollough at True East Mastering

Recorded at Blackbird Studio, Berry Hill, TN