John Hiatt - Dust Down A Country Road Lyrics

Could not get to sleep
It was on my wedding night
I was tangled in the sheets
And I was dreaming of a light
Pouring from her window
Coming up through the floor
Lifting up the darkness
Crashing through my kitchen door

Down to that old oak table
I went to take a look
And my whole life flashed before me
Just like a story book
She used to make me breakfast
Or sit around and talk
Have another cup of coffee
Or maybe take a little walk

Dust down a country road
Blowing int he wind
Behind an old truck load
Up before the rooster crowed
There's an old dog staring
At the dust down a country road

And that truck is going somewhere
I just can't be sure
When tomorrow's just the day
After all that's gone before
And I always thought of leaving
I never could stay too long
Now her memory's catching up
And our sweet dreams are all gone


If I had a bullet I'd put it in this gun
And I'd catch that old dog napping
And I'd shoot him before he runs
Cause he ain't much good for nothin'
Except staring at the dust
Lord I wonder what he's looking at
Sneaking up on us


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  1. Ben Harmer

    I’ve always felt like he was the dog ... I’m 26 and my dad played this album to death when I was 4 and I still love it to this day

  2. AG chillin bears

    there is a profound message behind shooting that dog staring at the dust, don't be hating y'all, it's just metaphorical, the word behind the words, wtg JH

  3. Thomas Hardey

    Nice song for a diversion at a bluegrass jam. Easy chords, nice for harmonies and solos too.

  4. Hiattchris Chris

    j'adore cette homme

  5. Brent Talbert

    i love this song, its very relaxing. also in the movie road hard

  6. Carl Litalien

    FRRRRRReakin' gooood song!!!! ;)