From the recording The Last Riders On Route 66

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“The Last Riders On Route 66”
Music and Lyric by Chet Nichols (ASCAP)
Copyright 2002 by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Chet Nichols Creative Services (Magic Garage Music Division): Publisher (ASCAP)
“Grand Prize Winner in The Route 66 Theme Song Contest 2002”

Verse 1
It was the Spring of ’67
When this story starts
It’s about two boys who hit the road
With their thumbs and their hearts
California was calling them
The blue skies and the beach
Were waiting down America’s Main Street
They were right there in their reach
And they heard Will Roger’s highway
Was about to change its name
To another nameless freeway
They knew they’d never get the chance again

They were the last riders on route 66
Hitchin’ and crusin’ and grooving ’ on the Mother Road
They were the last riders on route 66
They were livin’ and laughin’ and lovin’ on the Mother Road

Verse 2
They saw lots of paintings of Elvis
Using neon paint against black velvet
Blacktop ham and eggs and red corvettes
Along that 4-lane amusement park
The road was lined with strange landmarks
And desert Deco towns shining thru the dark
They learned about love on the highway
And in a rockin’ little beach hotel
By the time they got back to Oklahoma
Lord, they had some stories to tell


Every ride that picked them up
Was like changing a TV channel
They met hippies and hustlers and soldiers and truckers
And quite a few dangerous damsels
And the jackalopes in Arizona
Where just the right size to ride
Out where the tee-pee motels
Meet the desert sky


Copyright © 2016 ® by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Chet Nichols Creative Services (Magic Garage Music Division): Publisher (ASCAP)

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