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Desert Highway
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A man's thoughts while driving through the desert on a trip to Las Vegas.
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Oliver SOuthgate
2011
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Thu Feb 21, 2008
Rock : Rock General
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» highest in charts:   # 713   (255,051 songs currently listed in Rock)
» highest in sub-genre:   # 69   (58,507 songs currently listed in Rock > Rock General)
About the song
A man is on his way to Las Vegas driving through the desert. He is unhappy with his life and has been saving up to risk it all at the Roulette tables. He has been seduced by TV and movies and believes it can all be won with just one spin of the Roulette wheel.
Thanks to my brother Alex Southgate for some nice hammond Organ sounds on this song.
Lyrics
Heading out on the desert road
Nothing much to see
The towns get smaller as they pass by
They won't remember me

I've got the top up cos it's so damn hot
Temperature 105
A long straight road, No end in sight
To where dreams live and die

I'm gonna make it there I'm gonna take it all in
I'm gonna win it all with just one spin
I've been saving up for this day
Will my dreams come alive on the Desert Highway

A lonely drive to get me there
There's no one else around
A one way trip no time to spare
Hopes and fears await me in that town

I leave the desert and a part of me cries
Up ahead they call my name
I say goodbye to my thoughts inside
Black or red decides my fame

I'm gonna make it there I'm gonna take it all in
I'm gonna win it all with just one spin
I've been saving up for this day
Will my dreams come alive on the Desert Highway

As I stand at the table my chips are down
The colours blur then start to slow
My heart beats fast as the wheel goes round
Pretty soon I'll know

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I'm gonna make it there I'm gonna take it all in
I'm gonna win it all with just one spin
I've been saving up for this day
Will my dreams come alive on the Desert Highway

I'm gonna make it there I'm gonna take it all in
I'm gonna win it all with just one spin
I've been saving up for this day
Will my dreams come alive on the Desert Highway

on the Desert Highway
on the Desert Highway