Look away while you still can
Close your eyes, say goodbye to this strange land
You never thought you had it good
And high school was just football games and processed food
You’ve been picking through the weeds too long
Surrounded by the echoes of a dream gone wrong
Running through the fields that led
To nothing but a song you’re singing in your head
Drive across the desert in a blue Ford Escape
Hopefully this car will live up to its name
You got 90 miles out of town
When you started thinking you should turn the car around
Go back home to your reckless dad
Maybe this time he’ll convince you that it’s not so bad
But then you snapped back down from outer space
Stared into the rear view mirror at your face
Swollen eyes, beaded sweat
Tattoos on your forehead and around your neck
Drive across the desert in a blue Ford Escape
Hopefully this car will live up to its name
Maggie are you listening in your blue Ford Escape
Hopefully your car will live up to its name