State Highway 113

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State Highway 113

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Skirmish Prompt/Theme: State Highway 113 - an almost 22 mile long highway in Oklahoma

Lyrics: 

V1
oh the night was long
and the moon was high
bourbon was in my belly
stars were in the sky
I got out my six string
sang a sad love song
at Arrowhead State Park
what could go wrong?

V2
well the devil next door
in an old pop-up tent
attracted by my woes
brought over his discontent
and a queen walking by
in red sequins and heels
desperate for romance
gave me a great idea

PC
why don't we stick together
because I'm misery and they are company....

C
I kissed the devil
and danced with a queen
down twenty-two miles of
state highway one thirteen
right to McAlester
in Pittsburg County
we were joined at the hip
the devil, a queen, and me

V3
so as three lost souls
we hit the highway
kicking beer cans down the road
dancing along the way
through little Canadian
and tiny Indianola
we became fast friends
down in Okalahoma

V4
when the sun rose up
I shook my aching head
looked all around my
old pick up camper bed
I remembered a devil
on a crazy trip through hell
found some red sequins
with a story to tell

PC
why don't we stick together
because I'm misery and they are company....

C
I kissed the devil
and danced with a queen
down twenty-two miles of
state highway one thirteen
right to McAlester
in Pittsburg County
we were joined at the hip
the devil, a queen, and me

OUTRO
the moral of this story
if there is one to be had
is that a one night stand with a queen and the devil is not all that bad



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Acousticmaddie's picture

These two lines made me burst into heartfelt laughter. "I kissed the devil
and danced with a queen" What a great picture of freedom painted here. Very cool song.

tcelliott's picture

I like your story. It's a different take on the title than all us other folks, which I like. And the guitars, pop-ups are right up my alley.

famouspatrick's picture

I remember nights like that! Been a while. Nice lyric. I'd like to hear it if it ever finds a melody. As Jerry Garcia said, "A friend of the devil is a friend of mine." Wink

The outro is hilarious. Very nice, captures a little of that ghostly night-time feel, the religion and the open road. How did the queen get in there, looking for a rhyme for thirteen? Very well structured again.

cindyrella's picture

Made me laugh out loud! So creative and fun and structure so well!

Silver Machine's picture

Man, you gay ladies get up to some wild adventures! I just get bitten by dogs and have my ears syringed.
Y'know a man in a red dress in my tent is not exactly my idea of fun! I can hear this in some alternative Nashville, with fiddles and banjos and men in red dresses. Biggrin

AndyGetch's picture

Great job name-checking all of the facets of the prompt post while stitching them into a supernatural story.

Jyllian's picture

Really great story telling! Enjoyed reading this!