Kharlie M

The h is silent; the music isn’t.

Minnesota Highway

Track #6 of Come On, Kharlie M

Our son and his wife used to live in Minnesota. This song, written in 2013, is about our trips to visit them, driving an old beat-up car. Some of the detail is true, and some is embellished for fun.

The mention of “a cup of joe” in verse 3 is an intentional play on our son’s name, Joe. But we both love our coffee, so it fits.


VERSE 1:
Cruisin’ down the interstate
I’m not sure where I’m going
My GPS is broken
so there’s no way of knowing

These signs don’t tell me anything
’cuz they can’t speak at all
And this undecided weather
simply drives me up the wall

VERSE 2:
Rain falls through the rooftop
and seeps in through the floor
It’s hard to hear the stereo
as the wind howls through the door

I hope we make it safely
I’ve prayed the whole trip through
And I’ll continue praying
’til my family is in view

CHORUS:
Oh, Minnesota highway
I hope that you can get me where I’m going
Oh, take me there!
The weather doesn’t seem to know
if it should only rain or wind up snowing
I’ll be wet when I arrive, but I don’t care

VERSE 3:
My son and his sweet wife
I haven’t seen in half a year
I often think about them
Sometimes it brings a tear

It will be great to see them
and share a cup of joe
We’ll be cozy in our comfort
as we watch the falling snow

FINAL CHORUS:
Oh, Minnesota highway
I hope that you can get me where I’m going
Oh, take me there!
The weather doesn’t seem to know
if it should only rain or wind up snowing
I’ll be wet when I arrive, but I don’t care
I’ll be glad to be alive and safely there
I’ll be soaked when I arrive, but I don’t care


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