The Open Road

I stole my brother's car
While he was propping up the roadhouse bar
I put my hands on the wheel
Just to see how it would feel

Out here you can drive all night
And never see another set of headlights
And by the dashboard glow
I sang along to the radio

I'm on the open road, the open road
The open road, the open road
The open, open road

Well, I ain't seen my brother cry
Since the day our father died
We've been alone since then
He was thirteen and I was ten

The whiskey didn't kill the pain
But he kept on drinking just the same
He took me out to the woods
Taught me the difference between bad and good

Now I'm on the open road, the open road
The open road, the open road
The open, open road

O brother, don't be scared
When you come home and find that I'm not there
You made me what I am
You put this power in my hands

I'm gonna tear up the town
There's so many pretty girls around
And I'm gonna get me one
And then I'm really gonna have some fun

Out on the open road, the open road
The open road, the open road
The open, open road