Atom & EV - The Demon Rig

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In diner outside Irving, where I stopped to rest a while
Because your eyes play tricks on a moonless night in the cold & driving rain
A young man pulled up in a Suburu and hurried his way inside
He was a lawyer up from Washington and he said his name was Crane

So I said, "Where you headed son, to go round on a night like this?"
He said, "I only stopped in here to refill on caffiene
I just wrapped up a fat lawsuit, I've been in court these last 3 weeks
Now I'm headed home to TarryTown to see my wife, Katrine."

I said, "Now son you'd best stay in and wait another day
Cuz there's a phantom trucker who roams roads on the moonless nights."
He said, "I'm a man of science, I've got no time for silly superstition
And if I can make the Tarrytown bridge, then I know I'll be alright."

You'd best stay in on a night like this,
In the demon rig's domain
He's cruising all the roads around
Looking for another soul to claim
He'll chase you down the road to hell
Spewing smoke and flame
So don't go out on a moonless night
In the demon rig's domain.

The next day county police pulled his car from TarryTown creek
His fists still gripped the wheel so tight, his face locked in a rictus grin
The cause was unexplainable, there were skid marks for just one car
The locals all shook their heads and knew, the Demon Rig had struck again.

You'd best stay in on a night like this,
In the demon rig's domain
He's cruising all the roads around
Looking for another soul to claim
He'll chase you down the road to hell
Spewing smoke and flame
So don't go out on a moonless night
In the demon rig's domain.

Well, you'll find your life insurance policy won't cover acts of God
When you to go to try to file your claim
But you may call it an accident if there's no witness around
and no one living knows where to cast the blame
Now Kate and I live a quiet life in Sleepy Hollow town
But I may wear a haunted look, because I bear the mark of Cain
Under a tarp in the barn out back if you'd look out there you'd find
My old Peterbilt parked up there, painted up in smoke and flame.

You'd best stay in on a night like this,
In the demon rig's domain
He's cruising all the roads around
Looking for another soul to claim
He'll chase you down the road to hell
Spewing smoke and flame
So don't go out on a moonless night
In the demon rig's domain.

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from SpinTunes #10: Round 2, released February 3, 2015

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