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Hitchhiker

©2006 Sandra L. Reay

Colorado Sandstorm Music, B.M.I.

 
1.
The sun in my eyes, cold wind in my hair
  With a sign that just said "please"
  Watching couples in sports cars go racing by
  And families in S.U.V.s
   
chorus I was a Hitchhiker on love's highway
  Didn't know which way to go
  Until you cruised by in your four-wheel-drive
  Found me standing by the road
   
2.
You saw me and stopped, we talked for a while
  I jumped in and said "Let's go"
  Pedal to the metal, no looking back
  Doing 90 down a one-way road
 
chorus
 
bridge Eyes on each other, blind to the signs
  Seems like I never learn
  No flashing lights. No siren song.
  Not long till we crashed and burned
 
chorus Now I'm a Hitchhiker on love's highway
  Didn't know how far we'd go
  When you cruised by in your four-wheel-drive
  Found me standing by the road
 
coda
Oh, you cruised by in your four-wheel-drive
  Left me standing by the road
 

Sandy met John Stewart in Sept. 2006, and told him that she stole a line from him for a song she'd just written.

With a twinkle in his eye, he smiled and patted her shoulder, then said, "You better have a good lawyer."

She said, "I didn't take the line from one of your songs. I took it from your introduction to 'July, You're a Woman.' It was on a live concert recording."

He said, "Well, then, that's okay. Tell me about the song."

She said, "It's called 'Hitchhiker,' and starts 'Sun in my eyes, cold wind in my hair / With a sign that just said please.'"

He interrupted and said, "That's a great line. That's a wonderful line! This is a great song because it has such a great line in it!"

She said, "Yes, I know. That's why I stole it from you."

Check out Sandy Reay, Author, for Sandy's meeting with other musicians.

 
Award:

Performances:

  • Coconino Arts Center in Flagstaff
  • Tempe Center for the Arts
  • Swallow Hill
 

"I was hanging out at the car dealership, in 2001, watching them rearrange the 4-wheel-drives in the showroom. I came out of there with the chorus. From time to time I worked on it, but couldn't come up with verses. In summer, 2005, I sang the chorus to a couple of band mates who both offered to write the verses. In spring, 2006, a third band mate said, 'Just write the verses yourself!' so I did.

"John Stewart, B.J. Suter and Christy Wessler contributed to the lyrics. Ernie Martinez arranged the song and changed the third verse into the bridge."
San

 
Hitchhiker
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  • Sandy Reay: lead vocal, upright bass
  • Saul Rosenthal: guitar, harmony vocal
  • Ben Cohen: banjo, harmony vocal
  • Gail deVore: fiddle
 
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