Hank and Jesus
©2012 Daniel Weber / Highway142Music (ASCAP)

South of Louisville, Kentucky, on I-65
I pulled into a rest stop, before I pushed on through the night
I met a Deadhead with a backpack, and man, I knew that guy
He asked if you're headin' south, I could really use the ride
But I'm only on the interstate, just as far as Bowling Green
Then I'm cuttin' west towards Memphis, where the blues don't treat you mean

Chorus
And we drove the blue highways, across Tennessee and back
But I don't recall, not even once, stoppin' for gas
He said I know you won't believe me, but that's alright
I just wanted someone, to talk with tonight

So I drove and he told stories, but they started sounding weird
Like he'd been to Woodstock, and never came back from there
He said friends of his were Angels, and most of them were Saints
Except this one guy named Judas, who he swore had been framed
Well he believed what he was saying, but me I had my doubts
So I pulled off at a bar, hoping he might clear out

Chorus
And we drove the blue highways, across Tennessee and back
But I don't recall, not even once, stoppin' for gas
He said I know you won't believe me, but that's alright
I just wanted someone, to talk with tonight

In the parking lot he came clean, said he was Jesus Christ
And I said Yeah, and I'm Hank Williams man, and maybe you should drive
He said Hank was back with Audrey now, and they were doing fine
But you know that not a one of us, get's out of this world alive

So it's a 100 miles to Memphis, in the middle of the night
With those high-beams searching, for just a little light
He said life is like this two-lane road, it's a crooked deal
I said she pulls a little to the left, Jesus! Keep both hands on the wheel!

Chorus
And we drove the blue highways, across Tennessee and back
But I don't recall, not even once, stoppin' for gas
He said I know you won't believe me, but that's alright
I just wanted someone, to talk with tonight

Coda
He said I know you don't believe in me, but that's alright
I just wanted someone, to talk with tonight