Road​-​Tripping with My Dad

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Written July 2018. Stolie invited her 78-year-old dad to join her on the drive down from Chicago to a gig in Champaign, IL. He loves to play drumbeats on the dashboard, and the rest of the lyrics were inspired by their afternoon together. He is the eternal optimist, and Stolie will always credit her corny sense of humor to her dad.

lyrics

Two hours 45 to get to Champaign
Going it alone’s not so bad
But seeing as I’m passing right by your house
why don’t you come with me, dad?

Now, I got this 78 inside my 2016
Down 57 by three
Talking ‘bout the hassles of packing up the house
and moving out by the end of the week

Dad says, “Let’s change the subject,
I don’t wanna talk about that.”
So I turn the tunes on
to try to bring him back…

Roadtripping with my dad
Roadtripping with my dad
Playing drums on the dash…
Roadtripping with my dad

He’s got that look in his eye(s), sparkin’ up a memory
Looks like he might know the words
We sing the chorus the best that we can
And play the beat till it hurts

Dad says, “It’s cold in this car now.”
So I turn up the heat
But he wasn’t bothered
said he was just worried about me

Roadtripping with my dad
Roadtripping with my dad
Playing drums on the dash…
Roadtripping with my dad

When all I see’s the sky covered in clouds
My dear old daddy points out
whenever the blue,
whenever the blue peeks through

Two hours 45 back to the heights
Now the rain’s fallin’ down
He thanks me for bringing him along for the ride
Says, he’s ready to leave this town

Roadtripping with my dad
Roadtripping with my dad
Playing drums on the dash…
Roadtripping with my dad

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from Live at The Listening Room Phoenix, released December 25, 2018

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Stolie Chicago, Illinois

Stolie has been releasing original music since 1996, has toured the US, England and Mexico, learned the biz working for a record label and PR firms and also plays music for kids as Super Stolie (www.superstolie.com).

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