Driving up route 29
I call you on my phone
At this point I did not know
It’d be my last trip home
We exchange our friendly hellos
Pretending we’re still best friends
Sometimes I find myself wondering
If we’ll ever make amends
After moments conversation dies
We have run out of things to say
I wish you’d volunteer your thoughts
But I’ve got to go away

I’m going on my last trip home
My last time in your arms
I seriously never wanted
To do any harm
This is my last chance to love you
Your last chance to be mine
I just wish you would talk to me
Driving up route 29

Headed home one last time
But I can’t stand to do it
Having to look in your eyes
Heartstrings come unknit
The roads get more familiar
Places I know by heart
These things I cannot say to you
Feelings I must impart
I wish I could forget you
‘Cause I won’t see you again
There’s no hope for a friendship
‘Cause we’ll never make amends

I’m headed on my last trip home
My last chance in your arms
I really hope I didn’t
Cause you any harm
This is my last chance to need you
Your last chance to be mine
Why can’t you just talk to me
Driving up route 29

I see you for the last time
Engage in brief embrace
I still cannot get over
Your beautiful face
We talk, exchange life stories
For not too very long
Somehow deep inside we know
It’s gone so very wrong
Our one last chance to save it
And we didn’t make amends
If there’s one thing I have really learned
Friends aren’t really friends
No, friends aren’t really friends

I’m done with my last trip home
I held you in my arms
However could I have guessed
This would cause us so much harm
I get back on route 29
In the car I cry alone
Somehow deep inside I wish
This wasn’t my last trip home

Scott Bradford has been building web sites and using them to say what he thinks since 1995, which tended to get him in trouble with power-tripping assistant principals at the time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, but has spent most of his career (so far) working on public- and private-sector web sites. He is not a member of any political party, and brands himself an ‘independent constitutional conservative.’ In addition to holding down a day job and blogging about challenging subjects like politics, religion, and technology, Scott is also a devout Catholic, gun-owner, bike rider, and music lover with a wife, two cats, and a dog.