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  1. State Line Diner

From the recording River of Light

Credits:

Kristina Stykos: acoustic guitar, vocals, Yamaha S90 (organ, wurlitzer)
Steve Mayone: electric guitars, bass, backup vocals
Val McCallum: electric guitar including solos
Jeff Berlin: drums
Abby Jenne: backup vocals

Produced, recorded and mixed by Kristina Stykos at Pepperbox Studio, Chelsea VT.

Lyrics

State Line Diner
(c) 2018 Kristina Stykos

It seems so cruel just one headlight
I can’t see half of what I should tonight
You said: she won’t pass inspection, that piece of junk
So you took the Chevy and I got drunk

But she ain’t a clunker, not yet - knock on wood
She still got some gas there under the hood
I really didn’t mean to run her into the ground
But reckless love can take you down

State Line Diner coming up fast
We could park it for the night
I could put on a dress
Take our coins from the kitty
On the juke box dime
You could hold me like you mean it
One more time

So I shined her up, I hid the rust
I painted on a sky of blue, washed off the dust
But she still lost fluid, her spark wouldn’t fire
You parked her out behind the barn and took off her tires

The day I surrender and lay my chassis down
And empty my compartments, and crumble to the ground
I’ll still be full of living cuz I ain’t done yet
And that highway of love, you give it what you get

State Line Diner coming up fast
We could park it for the night
I could put on a dress
Take our coins from the kitty
On the juke box dime
You could hold me like you mean it
One more time

State Line Diner, coffee that lasts
you got breakfast for dinner
pool hall’s in back
mufflers in the parking lot
all in a row
There’s nothing to lose
When you’ve no where to go

State Line Diner, toothpicks are free
Mother lovin’ truckers
as far as you can see
Take our coins from the kitty
On the juke box dime
You could hold me like you mean it
One more time