Highway 420

There's a highway, in a place I know
That leads straight into heaven
All I see is bright blue sky.
 
Then that song comes on the radio
And pretty soon I'm singing
Going east on the 420, feeling high.
   
When you're lonely 
Don't forget me
Call me and say, come back and stay this time.
I will follow 
Your tomorrows
Driving so fast I can't see the warning signs.
Back on the 420 heading west into your clear blue eyes.
 
I don't mind driving miles, you know
It gives me time to remember
The feeling I get when I get to wherever you are.
 
When you're lonely 
Don't forget me
Call me and say, come back and stay this time.
I will follow 
Your tomorrows
Driving so fast I can't see the warning signs.
Back on the 420 heading west into your clear blue eyes.
 
 
 

The Mirror Doesn't Lie 

He looked like he belonged in Hollywood 
his talent overshadowed by his looks 
women always tried to take him home 
he never had to face a night alone. 
  
Vanity began to take its toll 
as he helplessly resisted growing old. 
Always doing what he could to look the part  
of the handsome rogue who broke so many hearts. 
  
But the mirror doesn't lie 
it can't hide the evidence of passing time 
showing all the lines from worries that have kept you up at night  
and weariness from keeping up with life 
no, the mirror doesn't lie. 
  
There's nothing sadder than a man who knows the truth 
but still clings to the remnants of his youth. 
Afraid to be unwanted, unattractive or alone 
never looking deeper 'cause it's all he's ever  known.  
  
But the mirror doesn't lie 
it can't hide the evidence of passing time 
showing all the lines from worries that have kept you up at night 
and weariness from keeping up with life 
no the mirror doesn't lie. 
 

To Hell With it All

Some days I wanna hang my head and cry
just break down and shake my fist at the sky 
my wounded heart stays safe behind a wall 
so today I say to hell with it all.
 
I might call in sick and go down to the beach.
where whiskey in my coffee brings me peace.
maybe my old heartaches will dissolve
Then I'll can say to hell with it all.

Lord knows I'm trying, don't mean to stall
I wanna be the first one that you call
but just when I'm about to fall
it's easier to run away and say
to hell with it all.
 
I know tomorrow is a brand new day
I'll wonder how I let things get this way
I wouldn't blame you if you say it's all my fault
I'll just cry and say to Hell with it all.
 
Lord knows I'm trying, don't mean to stall
I wanna be the first one that you call
but just when I'm about to fall
it's easier to run away and say
to hell with it all.
 
 
Boston Girl

It’s been quite a while since I've seen you
I made it through the winter on my own.
The snow has finally melted, the birds are coming back
Hearing them, I don’t feel so alone.

I wonder if it’s sunny in Toronto.
Then I laugh and tell myself to knock it off.         
My heart skips when the phone rings, I answer it and hear
Your sweet voice- comforting and soft.
 

You said, “Hey, how’s my favorite Boston girl?
I hear you've been conquering the world. 
I heard your song on the radio, thought I’d call to let you know- How I miss my Boston girl.”

 

Guess I thought we’d always be together
Didn't think you’d stay away so long.         
But you went back on the road again, and I play my own songs here.
Sending love long distance on the phone…
 

You said, “Hey, how’s my favorite Boston girl?
I hear you've been conquering the world. 
I heard your song on the radio, thought I’d call to let you know- How I miss my Boston girl.”

 

I know that we never said forever
But we both know we can’t let this go on
I will always miss, the way we used to kiss
At the airport gate, ‘cause we couldn’t wait, oh no…        
   

You’d say, “Hey, how’s my favorite Boston girl?
I've been out there conquering the world. 
Did you hear my song on the radio, I want the whole world to know -  How I miss my Boston girl."