Getaway Car

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Written about 2000, with my buddy Heath . . . when we both lived in Nashville. Actually he was in Hendersonville, TN . . . and we wrote this at his apartment there. It was Heath's title and idea.

About a man who is feeling pressure and temptation to run away from his family, but also doesn't want to be like HIS father, who abandoned him when he was a kid.

Heath's idea, but I'll never forget meeting a guy (when I was working in the oilfields) who 'bragged' to me - or confessed - about how he "went out for cigarettes" and never went back to HIS family! It happens . . .

- Jeffrey Scott Stewart

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GETAWAY CAR

I got an ’87 Oldsmobile I call my getaway car
It’s a solid ton of tin and steel, parked in my front yard
It could take me anywhere at all on a full tank of gas
With my foot on the accelerator to make my escape real fast

But my boys are fast asleep tonight in their bedroom down the hall
And their mama’s right across the way – Lord knows it ain’t her fault
That I sit here smoking cigarettes in the kitchen in the dark
Starin’ out this window at my getaway car

Restless hearts they break apart the ones they leave behind
I never want to be that kind of man
But it ain’t always easy doin’ what I know is right
So I admit, I almost understand

My daddy left my mom and me when I was five years old
He drove a ’67 Mustang painted black as coal
I pressed against the window as he pulled out of the drive
Mom just said, “Son, it ain’t your fault”, as she stood there and cried

Restless hearts they break apart the ones they leave behind
I never want to be that kind of man
But it ain’t always easy doin’ what I know is right
So I admit, I almost understand

I got an ’87 Oldsmobile I call my getaway car


Written by Heath Davidson and Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Copyright 2000 Heath Davidson / Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)

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from Concrete Jungle, releases May 10, 2020
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Jeffrey Scott Stewart Houston, Texas

Originally from Southern California, and now - after sixteen years of "seasoning" in Nashville, Tennessee - based in Houston, Texas.

Jeff has had his songs heard in movies, documentaries, television and radio from Australia to Seattle to Switzerland.

Live performances feature a wide variety of original music using guitar, tenor banjo, accordion, mandolin, violin, ukulele and harmonica.
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