Eldorado and the 12:15 

Written in February of 1993 in Dallas, Texas

Well she bought herself a ticket for the midnight train
And she’s waiting in the station by the pinball machine
A beat up suitcase holds her favourite things
The only thing left behind is a diamond ring.
You see, the life she was leading was only bringing her down
But the 12:15 is gonna cover some ground
The 12:15 is gonna cover some ground

Well he filled up the car with gasoline
A pack of cigarettes and wiped the windshield clean
An ocean of emotion swirling round in his brain
Parked out on the highway for some passing train
You see the life he was leading was only bringing him down
But the Eldorado is gonna cover some ground
His roots are here but that don’t slow him down
The Eldorado is gonna cover some ground
The Eldorado is gonna cover some ground

She was leaving him
He was leaving her
But who left who first?
Ain’t no one knows for sure
But they’re gonna cover some ground

The Eldorado’s gonna cover some ground

Well he’s at a filling station on a public phone
The answering machine says, “We’re not home.
Please leave a message right after the tone,
Because like I said before, mister we’re not home”
She’s thinking about doing the same thing too
And when she gets to St Louis, she just might do it.
She just might do it when she gets to St Louis
She just might do it
When she gets to St Louis.

Well she bought herself a ticket when the sun came around
It’s gonna take her on back to the northern town
“Well if he stayed out all night, hell, he’d never even know
I could be waiting for him when he walks through that door.”
Ain’t it funny how great minds think alike?
And fools seldom differ come by and by
The sun rose, the mirror shows he’s wearing a frown
Point the Eldorado to a northern town
Eldorado to a northern town
Eldorado to a northern town
Eldorado to a northern town

The Eldorado and the 12:15

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