A view of life and commercial real estate from Newark and Licking County, Ohio
It was raining hard in 'FriscoI needed one more fare to make my nightA lady up ahead waved to flag me downShe got in at the light
Oh, where you going to, my lady blueIt's a shame you ruined your gown in the rainShe just looked out the windowShe said, "16 Parkside Lane"
Something about her was familiarI could swear I'd seen her face beforeBut she said, "I'm sure you're mistaken"And she didn't say anything more
It took a while, but she looked in the mirrorAnd she glanced at the license for my nameA smile seemed to come to her slowlyIt was a sad smile, just the same
And she said, "How are you, Harry?"I said, "How are you, Sue?Through the too many miles and the too little smilesI still remember you"
It was somewhere in a fairy taleI used to take her home in my carWe learned about love in the back of the DodgeThe lesson hadn't gone too far
You see she was gonna be an actressAnd I was gonna learn to flyShe took off to find the footlightsAnd I took off to find the sky
Oh, I've got something inside meTo drive a princess blindThere's a wild man, wizardHe's hiding in me, illuminating my mind
Oh, I've got something inside meNot what my life's about'Cause I've been letting my outside tide meOver 'til my time runs out
Baby's so high that she's skyingYes, she's flying, afraid to fallI'll tell you why baby's crying'Cause she's dying, aren't we all?
There was not much more for us to talk aboutWhatever we had once was goneSo I turned my cab into the drivewayPast the gate and the fine trimmed lawns
And she said, "We must get together"But I knew it'd never be arrangedAnd she handed me 20 dollars for a 250 fareShe said, "Harry, keep the change"
Well, another man might have been angryAnd another man might have been hurtBut another man never would have let her goI stashed the bill in my shirt
And she walked away in silenceIt's strange how you never knowBut we'd both gotten what we'd asked forSuch a long, long time ago
You see she was gonna be an actressAnd I was gonna learn to flyShe took off to find the footlightsAnd I took off for the sky
And here, she's acting happyInside her handsome homeAnd me, I'm flying in my taxiTaking tips and getting stoned
I go flying so high, when I'm stoned