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Carefree Highway

Lyrics

Pickin' up the pieces of my sweet shattered dream
I wonder how the old folks are tonight
Her name was Ann and I'll be damned if I recall her face
She left me not knowin' what to do
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Pickin' up the pieces of my sweet shattered dream
I wonder how the old folks are tonight
Her name was Ann and I'll be damned if I recall her face
She left me not knowin' what to do
full lyrics

Features of This Track

country influences
folk influences
a subtle use of vocal harmony
acoustic sonority
demanding instrumental part writing
intricate melodic phrasing
thru composed melodic style
a clear focus on recording studio production
string section beds
major key tonality
melodic songwriting
an acoustic guitar solo
a dynamic male vocalist
subtle use of the accordion
acoustic rhythm guitars
subtle use of acoustic piano
heartbreaking lyrics
narrative lyrics

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Comments

Great Road Trp Tune - GL has it ALL going on.
Gods feeling low, goes to His favorite bar in Heaven, walks in and heard a low deep voice emanating soulful sound. God smiles, happy he made this voice, looks up and says
"Gordon, good to hear you son"
nicwells31
Now this is what I call a great driving song.
Great tune
Great song By Gordon Lightfoot.
fastcar3829
Who else misses those carefree ‘highway' times?
It was carefree times
One of my favorite songs of that era.
So was I
Another beautiful song and ballad by the master Gordon!
dazernator80 0
Love the fluidity and carefreeness in the song. This puts the Lightfoot in the artist's name.
Ok.
Gorgeous tune from the Canadian great!!
ang4theriot2
Nice somg
Hard to cruise down Carefree Highway after spending $45 to fill up the tank.
birddog055
I like this song a lot.
I don't know if the carefree highway is always the best answer, but if you drive solo enough you find yourself lost in thoughts, and with a little luck some answers. Most people just want to get home, where ever that may be at the time.
Thanks Gordon
\/ same dude
amazing song. I love that almost melancholy feel a lot of his songs have, that urge to roam and lost love. And hell, I wasn't even alive in the 70's......
Where's my repeat button???? :D
smisue1
He is just awesome. Saw him with just his acoustic guitar in OKC last year! Awesome
He knows how to play your heart strings like a guitar
I love it!!
One of the greatest singer/songw r i t e r s of all time.
con2hottie
Agreed. Completely underestimat e d . One of the great Musicians of all time!!!!
His live performances years ago were as great as listening to the album!
I forgot just how good he is......... Lovin' it!
Love Gordon Lightfoot. People don't talk about him that much, but his music is great.
We sang this in 8th grade choir class. It has always held a special place in my heartfelt memories. Of course, I'm talking 1975-76!
yeah
`^~^
(-=)(=-)
...Dudes!! This ain't no stinkin' 14-O-Rama.

Jus' teasin'.

Don't wanna get the Angel's tunic in a twist.


KKatz
oui33
Ok, count me in too...I was 14 in '74 and also groovin' on Gordy.
My brother bought this album and I loved it so much, I was about 14 in 1974.

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