Brian Frances

On a quest in
The Impala
Heading west with the sun
Through the Flint Hills
Southern Kansas
Now the trip had begun

Zook was hit by
A tornado
Mr. Salmans would cry
Tire Mountain
Bovine Ocean
Heavy trucks passing by

In Tucumcari
Sky was starry
We slept on Route 66
World music
In the morning
Albuquerque was next

Moriarty
Juan Rodriguez
Helped us out with the tire
Lost past Gallup
On the reservation
One false map was conspired

Got to Chinle
No Ahehee
Horses roaming the street
Spider Rock was
So majestic
Canyon under our feet

The White House ruins
Desert camping
Gave our spirits a lift
And in the morning
Daniel Brune
Threw a snake off a cliff

And every other person was a Navajo
And through the arches and around them we would go
And on the mountaintop we feared that it would snow
Fairweather Johnson always on the radio

Jimmy died at
The Four Corners
Saw a car in a tree
Char in Moab
Through a table
Not a campsite was free

Saw the spectacles
Stone that balanced
They beat Hole N' The Rock
Landscape falling
All around us
So we cut short our walk

My favorite bathroom
We hear the fables
Then we took a long march
And we talked for
Half an hour
Under Delicate Arch

We abandoned
Our bed of gravel
Heading east, going up
Scenic highway
Mart'no Pizza
Cheerios in a cup

Rocky Mountains
Through the tunnels
All the trees look so green
Beaver swimming
By the dogs grave
Like a lost Bob Ross scene

Colorado
Up above you
With the elk and the squirrels
We went climbing
And for an instant
Were on top of the world

And every other person was a Navajo
And through the arches and around them we would go
And on the mountaintop we feared that it would snow
I couldn't close my eyes

Brian Frances
Tells a story
I look up at the sky
Hear the fire
Think about you
Wish that you were nearby

Our great adventure
Finally over
All our wishes came true
Hey Dan Brune
There's a midget
And he's looking at you

And every other person was a Navajo
And through the arches and around them we would go
And on the mountaintop we feared that it would snow
I couldn't close my eyes

©2005 Paul Solecki

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