Sweet Relief

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What happens when a long-distance trucker falls in love with his dental hygienist? Deep insight into the nature of life, that's what. How many songs do you know that use the word "drool" without irony or embarrassment?

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I drive me a big eighteen-wheeler
all through the lower 48
but my heart stays parked outside Chicago
where Tricia, my true love awaits
She works as a dental hygienist
I met her just late last November
My jaw started aching on Route 80 West
I stopped in her clinic
I doubt she'd remember

But I knew as soon as she walked in the room
that my heart was no longer my own
And I saw in a flash what my mama kept saying
We're not meant to spend this life driving alone
Sweet relief
to pull the truth

I couldn't express all my feelings
I had all those tubes in my mouth
All I could say was, "Icia, I uv oo"
I'm sort of glad she didn't figure it out
Mouth full of fluoride, heart full of love
I could feel her fingertips right through the gloves
Oh, Tricia, I wanna kiss you
How I miss you babe

And I knew as soon as you walked in the room
that my heart was no longer my own
And I saw in a flash what my mama kept saying
We're not meant to spend this life driving alone

And romance
is just an idea in our minds
like Venice and Paris and sparkling wine
which is fine
But love doesn't bother with romance
It comes when it comes and it plays you the fool
Sometimes it's Venice
more likely the dentist
and you sit in her chair
and she wipes up the drool
and you're happy
just to be there with her
Ooo

I drive me a big eighteen-wheeler
all through the lower 48
but my heart stays parked outside Chicago
where Tricia, my true love, awaits

And I knew as soon as she walked in the room
that my heart was no longer my own
And I saw in a flash what my mama kept saying
We're not meant to spend this life driving alone
Sweet relief
to pull the truth

credits

from That’s Another Story, track released October 6, 2012
Mixed by Jenny Katz and Eric Brandoli; mastered by Eric Brandoli

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Jenny Katz Northampton, Massachusetts

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