Somewhere Better

from by Kent Agee


Somewhere Better
Kent Agee

I live in Deadman, Arizona
I came here on the Mother Road
Broke an axle back in ‘47
I just parked her there and called this home
Started working at The Last Chance Cafe
I bought the place in ‘55
In ‘56 they started building highway
So everyone could drive on by

Hear those wheels out in the distance
Them people’s in a hurry, that’s for sure
Man, that road made all the difference
No-one’s going somewhere better anymore

I was on my way to California
Looked like Errol Flynn when I was young
I guess I should have kept on going
Who knows what I might have done
Still this desert used to have some magic
A moon that you could almost touch
Maybe there’s no mysteries left at all now
Maybe we’ve just seen too much


There was a time we used to pack ‘em in though
Don’t know how many strangers shook my hand
Now the whole world’s racing through a drive-up window
And where they’re going is just the same as where they’ve been



from The Meteorite, released May 15, 2019
Kent Agee-vocs, Rob McNeely-guitars, Dave Cohen-keyboards, Michael Rhodes-bass, Fred Eltringham-drums


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Kent Agee Nashville, Tennessee

First known in Nashville as the creator and lead-singer of Warner rock act, Jane His Wife, Kent Agee has become recognized as one of the most versatile writers in the music industry. With cuts by acts as diverse as Barbra Streisand, Vanessa Williams, Tom Keifer, Rodney Atkins, Evan & Jaron and Del McCoury to name a few. ... more

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