Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Cars: Car Wheels on a Gravel Road

Lucinda Williams: Car Wheels on a Gravel Road


This is the title track from Lucinda Williams’ absolutely essential album Car Wheels on a Gravel Road. It’s a mostly autobiographical song that deals with Lucinda’s youth and tells the tale of a childhood largely spent moving from town to town as her parents moved from job to job. It is a not so fond remembrance of a childhood spent staring out the window of a moving car while heading toward the next unfamiliar destination. When Lucinda played this song for her father for the first time, he apologized to her for the strains her family placed on her as a child.

Submitted by Nelson

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