Crowell, Rodney - Forty Miles From Nowhere Lyrics

It rained today, the clouds rolled up at dawn
All hell burst wide open and just like that was gone
Your little lap dog chased a fox tailed squirrel cross the main road through the wood
Some ninja on a dirt bike nearly ran him down for good
Right about now it gets quiet around here, what with nightfall in the wings
The floorboards creak and faucets leak, but it's the emptiness that sings
The wind grows chill and then lies still
Forty miles from nowhere
At the bottom of the world

November sky's a diamond-studded dome
A hundred billion points of light to guide my way back home
When the moon is hanging fat and full and all those jangly stars recede
A fold out couch on a midnight porch is where my footsteps lead
You always said I made my bed
Forty miles from nowhere
At the bottom of the world

Friends don't call like they used to for reasons not unkind
If there's anything that we can do rings hollow down a telephone line

There's a cedar grove in back of the house maybe halfway down the hill
A place to go and just lay low when there's precious time to fill
A few gravestones, a pre-civil war fence and the random arrowhead
Where the beehive swarmed three summers ago too wet the old men said
So it's me your, little lap dog and that old brindle cat trying to keep this place in line
And heading into town these days is the last thing on my mind

I weep for you
It's what I do
Forty miles from nowhere
At the bottom of the world

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Crowell, Rodney Forty Miles From Nowhere Comments
  1. Linda Harrelson

    Meant to say..Prettiest Song Ever

  2. Linda Harrelson

    President Song Ever

    Linda Harrelson

    Meant to say...Prettiest Song Ever...

  3. Rebekah Wengard

    His voice...💙💖

  4. Russell S

    great song writer always tells story

  5. Arlyn Ellingson

    Like this song!!!

  6. Christine Schmidt

    Rodney is a TRUE wordsmith, better than Bob Dylan, in my opinion, ever was.

  7. Megan Madahar

    I wish they'd make a video. I love the video for "It ain't Over Yet"

  8. Vicent Ramón Solé

    Su canción mas bonita de las que conozco.

  9. Terry Moore

    Draws the most effective picture I've ever heard. Just incredible.

  10. Jamie Smith

    This sounds the way that grief, loneliness and "trying to move on" sound like in my heart. Reminds me of my father and those who have gone before me, as well as what my father-in-law is living, currently.

  11. Richard Sepulvado

    What a great album.

  12. Deb Kosteniuk

    I keep playing this over and over and over again. One of the most beautiful songs from Close Ties

    Ryan Bohannon

    It really is. One of his best songs of any album.

  13. chris masuda

    american treasure to be sure