“It’s six short hours in the car,” he said. And I did gladly go with him, past plateaus spiked with snow so grim--my sleeping bag and his sister’s van. Oh, Harrisburg! You’re a memory now. Your Susquehanna slowed me down. Your springtime leaves, once fresh and green, have turned to gold, then dusty brown. The north is ice and Syracuse: a salty truck and a drafty house, a phone call filled with family news, and my new teal suede travelin’ shoes. Now some roads go and double back. And some roads end in cul-de-sacs. And some roads make the whole car shake. But some roads make your life less bleak. Oh, you’ve got me. Oh, the Road, you’ve got me.
from Drawn Onward,
released September 1, 2011
Jordan O'Jordan: vocals.
Bob Schwenkler: field recording.
Recorded and mixed by Bob Schwenkler.
Mastered by Mel Dettmer.