Album: Eternal & Lowdown

Joy Ride


Understand I was not lookin’ whereby to fall in love

I’d come downtown to check out this band at The Continenetal Club

When a Mamie Van Doren looking woman come in the door

I don’t know if she had seen the light, she seemed at home in the dark


She was untamed youth, rebellion and truth and so much more

Her eyes met mine and it was like the time they split the atom apart

She could have had any biker in the bar but she come up to me

She said “You’re done sleeping around, from now on you’re with me”


Understand I did not know if this was my last or my lucky day

She said “You wanna go for a joy ride or you wanna stand here and pray”

I thought about my choices and I guess I could have said no

She had and old Camero with naga hide tuck and roll


It was just a band I’d come to see, so I mumbled let’s go

She said “You can’t live down in Texas if you don’t have a lot of soul”

The stereo blasting Mendicino by Doug Sahm

She said “Fasten your seatbelt, you’re with me from now on”


Understand I was not sleeping at the next day’s  sunrise

This joy ride angel and I stayed up all night I guess it’s no surprise

When we got to her house said “Go on and take off your shoes,

I don’t smoke afterwards I prefer to listen to blues”

“I know  you’re  an old root rocker and that’s a compliment”

When she said “Do you want to hear some Slim Harpo”,

I knew she was heaven sent

In her fine presence is where I want to be

I’m done sleeping around

From now on she’s with me




Written By Ray Wylie Hubbard

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