Old gas station hasn’t changed in decades
Cashier checks the time around her
Put my things on the counter
Pull out my wallet like some pull down the shades
My only brother lent me his only car
Who knew I would drive it so far

Sometimes you move out of some obligations
It was gorgeous on the outside, inside it was just a machine
It was the fastest thing I’ve ever seen
I first met Victoria at Victoria station
We’d always talked about going for a beer
She said, “It’s strange now that you’re here.”

We went back to her place, 57th we’d cross it
She’s as poor as me but she looks twice as good
I told her that because it’s something I would
She shrugged a little and she turned off the faucet
And later on as we were crawling into bed
I was thinking on something my father had said

He said, “You’re better off, off of the main drag.”
With my well-worn body wrenched like a rag
There I was, straight off the main drag