The New England Highway

from by Chris Gillespie

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(Previously released as ‘The Road To Tamworth’)

For Mike. Sadly lost in a car accident while
travelling the road to Tamworth to see his girl.

lyrics

(Previously released as ‘The Road To Tamworth’)
You’re still two hours north of me
With the kids in the lounge room and a cup of tea
and you’re worried about me I know
A roast is in the oven kept on low
Is the road to Tamworth dangerous on a
Friday night?
With all the trucks and bends and tired eyes with
poor sight
I’ll have to keep singing to stay awake
My mind’s already asleep with you but my heart
can’t take a break
If blue is the colour you see when you look up
It’s better than looking back
Persistence of memory and all that is left for me
And by the time I reach the Dubbo turnoff
I feel a long way from home
Well, everybody’s lonely but no ones alone
And I’m driving up the New England Highway
And I’m listening to Radio National
There’s a man singing a song. I’m not sure what
it’s about
‘It was the world within that saved me from the
world without...
It was the world within that saved me from the
world without...’
What is it that you see if you look out?
Even the road looks good after the rain
How can I walk away from myself as if I’m
someone else?
Blue is the colour you see when you look up
It’s better than looking back
Persistence of memory is all that is left of me
How can I walk away?
You see, you are a part of me

credits

from Unnatural Light (2011), released November 28, 2011
Written by Chris Gillespie.

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Chris Gillespie Sydney, Australia

An artist from the Blue Mountains of NSW. His songs are beautiful, bursting with observational yearning. “A fingerpickin’, harmonica playing troubadour... ‘Sydney’s answer to Bob Dylan'
(Dave Regos - FBi Radio) Gillespie is renowned for his song writing craft.
“I really like this tune (Unnatural Light).. it’s incredibly catchy with a little bit of a Josh Pyke vibe..”
Rosie Beaton - Triple J
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