from RICKIE LEE JONES (1979)

The last chance Texaco

  • written by Rickie Lee Jones

    A long stretch of headlights
    Bends into I-9
    Tiptoe into truck stops
    And sleepy diesel eyes
    Volcanoes rumble in the taxi
    And glow in the dark
    Camels in the driver's seat
    A slow, easy mark

    But you ran out of gas
    Down the road a piece
    Then the battery went dead
    And now the cable won't reach...

    It's your last chance
    To check under the hood
    Last chance
    She ain't soundin' too good,
    Your last chance
    To trust the man with the star
    You've found the last chance Texaco

    Well, he tried to be Standard
    He tried to be Mobil
    He tried living in a world
    And in a shell
    There was this block-busted blonde
    He loved her - free parts and labor
    But she broke down and died
    And threw all the rods he gave her

    But this one ain't fuel-injected
    Her plug's disconnected
    She gets scared and she stalls
    She just needs a man, that's all

    It's her last chance
    Her timing's all wrong
    Her last chance
    She can't idle this long
    Her last chance
    Turn her over and go
    Pullin' out of the last chance Texaco
    The last chance

length: 4:08 minutes
vocals: Rickie Lee Jones

The Last Chance Texaco.