8th and Main

I saw her standing by the freeway sign

She had blonde hair and big blue eyes

Waving dollars trying to catch a ride

I’m moving my stuff to the back of the car and I stop on by

She told me she was trying to get to 8th and Main

Trying to catch back up to the runaway train

I told her “You keep running, things’ll stay the same

Why don’t you slow down for a minute and I’ll buy you a drink”

Oh, take time for the little things

And your life won’t be so bad

It’s amazing how much can change

When you pause the game you’ve been playing in your head

She said “Thanks, but I’ve gotta run

I gotta make the station for half past one

So hit the pedal to the metal like a son of a gun”

So I slammed on the brakes and said we’re having some fun

Oh, I took her up the road to the old arcade

Where we spent our last dollars on the Stacker game

She flashed a smile the first time all day

And said “Lord how I wish life was this carefree”

I said, well take time for the little things

And your life won’t be so bad

It’s amazing how much can change

When you pause the game you’ve been playing in your head

If we let these stresses hold us down

Anxieties boss us around

But if we learn to let it go

It can solve everything, absolve anything

She said “I need to get to 12th and Lee

A couple years overdue to see the family

I probably owe a few apologies”

I said “Acceptance is the first step to recovery”

Oh, take time for the little things

And your life won’t be so bad

It’s amazing how much can change

When you pause the game you’ve been playing in your head