‘Levis And Bibles’ [4:58] (Mike Peters), Mike Peters

‘Levis And Bibles’ [4:58] (Mike Peters), Mike Peters
Lead Vocals:Mike Peters
Lyrics
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Blowin' down a highway in a cadillac
Yellow rose of Texas on a radio band
I don't know where I'm going or when I'm coming back
I heard about a promise in these hard heartlands
There's a lonely hotel in the distance
A tumbleweed shotgun shack
I'm just another lonely rider
On the road to hell and back

Levi's and bibles
Scattered across this land
Scarecrows and crosses
Of promises that turn to dust in my hand
Levi's and bibles

Scattered by a dust storm across a river bed
I'm walking in the shadows of my fathers footsteps
For every crooked dollar a single honest cent
It's hard to be a saint in this world my friend
As the miles stretch out before me
There's another town up ahead
I've got my foot down hard to the metal
And I'm driving straight to hell

Levi's and bibles
Scattered across this land
Scarecrows and crosses
Of promises that turn to dust in my hand
Levi's and bibles

Stand on it
Stand on it and drive
Stand on it
Stand on it and drive

Levi's and bibles
Scattered across this land
Scarecrows and crosses
In a hard heartland
Levi's and bibles
Scattered across this land
Scarecrows and crosses
Of promises that turn to dust in my hand
Levi's and bibles

Stand on it
Stand on it and drive
Stand on it
Stand on it and drive

(Levis and bibles)
(Levis and bibles)
(Levis and bibles)
Levis and bibles
(Levis and bibles)
There scatterered across this land
(Levis and bibles)
Like scarecrows and crosses
(Levis and bibles)
(Levis and bibles)

Notes
:Recorded at Sain Studios, Llandwrog, Wales
Produced by Mike Peters
Mixed by Risteard O’Monaigh & Field Marshall Slug
Engineered by Gethyn Evans
Mike Peters Notes
:”They say that songs are just hanging in the air, waiting for someone to come along and discover them. Well, I discovered this song whilst on a driving holiday in America. I wanted to see more of the country I have spent so much time in. America is known as the land of the free, the epicentre of western culture, and a few years ago the most smuggled items from the free west to the repressed east were either a pair of Levi’s or a copy of The Bible; the very symbols of personal and spiritual freedom. As I drove along Route 66, I saw more of the USA than I had ever seen before. I carried a Dictaphone to sing into whilst driving and I was inspired by many startling images along the way. Route 66 used to be the Mother Road of America, carrying not only people heading out west, but also their hopes and dreams, and as I drove past the deserted filling stations and abandoned motels, I could almost hear the ghost of their voices singing ‘Levi’s and Bibles’.”
(21st Century Fanzine #2)
Dave Sharp Notes
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