Blue Highways

I came in from the East
From the belly of the beast
To this place where nothing matters
To this place where no one dreams
Where the future disappears in history’s screams

Everything was said in fun
No harm meant no damage done
But no one here was laughing
No one here saw the joke
You could tell what they were thinking but no one spoke

Used cars and damaged lives
(The harmonica plays)
Used cars and damaged lives
On these blue highways

You stand there face to face
But they’re staring into space
Through eyes their fathers gave them
And they’ll give to their sons
That way no one panics no one runs

Little to call theirs
And long-unanswered prayers
They have no one to blame
So they hate themselves instead
They blur the line between the living and the dead