Song Title:  99

Ain’t much use in growin’ up around here

Unless you want to work the fields and drive a John Deer

There’s only one thang that catches my eye

It’s when I’m lookin’ at the cars rollin down the 99


I once knew a man about a year ago

We were gonna get married and work the rodeo

But he left one day in the hot summer time

Said he had to take a ride down the old 99


Oh 99 99 take me to the city where the lights all shine

Rollin’ down that highway to the end of the line

Rollin’ down that road they call the 99

Rollin’ down that road they call the 99


If I had the nerve I’d run home and pack

I’m gonna leave someday and I’m never comin’ back

Down at Mom’s dinner I can hear it just fine

I hear that highway callin’ I hear the 99


Oh 99 99 take me to the city where the lights all shine

Rollin’ down that highway to the end of the line

Rollin’ down that road they call the 99

Rollin’ down that road they call the 99


Well I guess I ain’t the travelin’ kind

I can’t run away and leave my troubles behind

But I can get lost if I don’t see the sign

Pointin’ my way home down the old 99


Oh 99 99 take me to the city where the lights all shine

Rollin’ down that highway to the end of the line

Rollin’ down that road they call the 99

Rollin’ down that road they call the 99



 

W/B Gary Brandin for Patty Booker

1984