Bill Gaunce
The Contender
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The Contender
Bill Gaunce

In the beam of the headlights up ahead
I can see the truck stop juke joint
Bouffant beauties basking in the ballroom
Where the smell of Aqua Velva makes 'em dance
Like zombies with their feet on fire

The roar of diesel and raindrops fallin'
As the double white lines shimmer in the heat
I can see my troubles fading in the rearview
Under 18 wheels of steel tonight

I coulda been rolling
With the moon on my back
I coulda been home
Before the dawn cracked
I coulda been holdin' you
In my arms
I coulda been
Layin' there beside you
In the morning

If I drink too much
This heavy loads'
Gonna have to lay over
And it might not make it
Out in time
This contender's
gonna go another round tonight
Yeah, this contender's
Gonna go another round tonight
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Bill Gaunce
Music Credits: Bill Gaunce
Producer Credits: Bill Gaunce
Performance Credits: Bill Gaunce
Description
Short Song Description:
truck drivin', drinkin', drugs (?), cheatin'-
Metadata
Song Length: 2:30
Primary Genre: Country-Alternative
Secondary Genre: Rock-Roots/Rock n' Roll
Tempo: Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Similar Artist 1: Bruce Springsteen
Similar Artist 2: Tom Waits
Era: 2000 and later