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  1. Backroads

From the album FAWM 2018

This is Steve's first FAWM and our first time working together. Steve reached out to me to see if I'd be interested in writing music to any of the lyrics he'd posted. As looked through his song lyrics this song leapt out to me.

The lyrics for Backroads were written by Steve Hedges Jr. and inspired by Kristen Allen. Kristen is a friend of Steve's who is sick. She posted, "life is a highway, let's take the backroads" on her Facebook sparking these lyrics.

They are a great reminder to live our lives to the fullest. To savor each moment and those we love. We are surrounded by so much beauty. Let it all sink in.

Lyrics

Night and day I’ve rode the freeway
To get where I need to be
As the journey passes by me
The freeway don’t seem free.

I’ve been on the express way
Racing past my fears
What if I’ve been racing past
Some good times all these years?

Life is a highway
As fast as you want to go
Let’s take the backroads
Take it in and take it slow
Life is a highway
As fast as you want to go
Let’s take the backroads.
Take it in and take it slow.
Take it in and take it slow.

Easing off the pedal
Don’t want to miss a sight
No rain no clouds and a tank of gas
Everything’s gonna be alright.

Every window open
Radio up to ten.
Thinkin bout the good times
Letting it all sink in.

Letting it all sink in.

Life is a highway
As fast as you want to go
Let’s take the backroads
Take it in and take it slow
Life is a highway
As fast as you want to go
Let’s take the backroads
Take it in and take it slow

Let’s take the backroads
Take it in and take it slow

Take it in and take it slow.