ROAD TO FREEDOM/ Grayson Hugh

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DON'T LOOK BACK

Writers: Grayson Hugh/ Holly Knight

 

See that girl go walking

off to the horizon line

She’s going to a new life

going in her own good time

She ain’t takin’ no airplane

don’t wanna get there too fast

It’s not too late she can still take it back

maybe it all will pass

And she’s been down that road before

and she can’t go back there no more

 

Don’t look back

Keep right on that track

Don’t look back

Keep that sunshine on your back

Don’t stop to shed a tear

It ain’t as bad as that

That’s alright baby

Don’t look back

 

She made it down to the station

as the whistle started to blow

Up drives Johnny in his pickup truck

Grabs her and says don’t go

Tell me that you don’t love me

look me straight in the eyes

If you don’t tell me no stories

I won’t tell you no lies

Cause we’ve been down that road before

and we can’t go back there no more

 

Don’t look back

Keep right on that track baby

Don’t look back

Keep that sunshine on your back

Don’t stop to shed a tear

don’t be sorry or sad

That’s alright baby

Don’t look back

 

If somebody anybody tries to make you change your mind

Take your comfort from your courage

leave ’em all behind

It’s a year gone and a lifetime

since she left that old town

every now and then her name comes up as old friends sit around

Way off in the distance

a restless owl she cries

and there’s a young girl who’s leaving home

she’s looking for a brand new life

 

Don’t look back

Keep right on that track baby

Don’t look back

Keep that sunshine on your back

Don’t stop to shed a tear

It ain’t as bad as that

That’s alright baby

Don’t look back

Don’t look back

Keep right on that track

Don’t look back

Keep that sunshine on your back

Don’t stop to shed a tear

don’t be sorry or sad

That’s alright baby don’t look back

Keep right on it

Keep right on it

 

 

 

 
Lyrics

1. DONT LOOK BACK/ writers: Grayson Hugh/Holly Knight
 

ROAD TO FREEDOM

Writers: Holly Knight/Grayson Hugh

 

Over the tops of mountains

over the western snow

watching the river wander

just a vein of silver far below

He’s leaving the lonesome city

flying out of the past

looking for the future

will it ever, ever, ever last

will it ever, ever, ever last

 

Out on the road to freedom

some will stumble and some will fall

out on the road to freedom

lonely, tired and frightened

all but stranded

on the road to freedom

 

Through so many bright clouds and skies

the world is watching you

and they’re dreaming with your eyes

You look out on the faces

as you stand up from your chair

but your eyes return to elsewhere

to the fires that are burning there

they’re burning, burning

burning there

 

Out on the road to freedom

some will stumble and some will fall

out on the road to freedom

lonely, tired and about to fall

out on the road to freedom

some will leave and some will stay

out on the road to freedom

it takes more than one to pave the way

on the road to freedom

hey baby

I want you to follow me

 

 
Lyrics

2. ROAD TO FREEDOM
 

I CAN'T UNTIE YOU FROM ME

Writers: Grayson Hugh/Holly Knight

 

The time has tied

the mountain to the river

and tied that rollin’ river right down to the sea

Like the willow to the ground

Baby love has tied me to you Ohhh yes it did

and no matter what I try to do

I can’t untie you from me

 

And I walked a thousand miles

To the edge of every sea

And I’ve tried oh yes I’ve tried

But I can’t untie you from me

Babe I can’t do it I can’t untie you baby

 

Now people come into your life

and people they will go yes they will

Holding on to nothing at all

nothing but the passing day

When the night spreads out her song

Baby I know you got to listen Oh yes you do

For the truth that’s in your heart

Is never ever far away

 

And I walked a thousand miles

To the edge of every sea

And I’ve tried oh yes I’ve tried

But I can’t untie you from me

Babe I can’t do it

I don’t know what to tell you Oh yeah

 

Your name is on the wall

And it’s written on the deep blue bay

In the sky where eagles wander

Down in the shadows of the green leaves

 

And I walked a thousand miles

To the edge of every sea

And I’ve tried oh yes I’ve tried

But I can’t untie you from me baby

No I can’t

 

And I walked a thousand miles

To the edge of every sea

And I’ve tried oh yes I’ve tried

But I can’t untie you from me baby

 

 

 
Lyrics

3. I CAN'T UNTIE YOU FROM ME
 

(see Thelma and Louise Soundtrack for more on Grayson)

 

 
 
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