She’s the check-engine light of my life …

— A potential country western hit by David Iseman

Driving down that highway, still 300 miles from home
Thinking of my baby, cuz I left her all alone
Worrying about my water pump, worried about how I look
Worried about that warning light and my engine starting to cook
—–
I’ll check on it in Memphis, and give my baby a call
Tell her how much I love her, that she’s a living doll
—–
She’s the check engine light of my life
Yes, she helps keep me steady and right
If i need me some fixin, she will find the tool
If my tank is empty, she helps me refuel
Best of all my baby knows when I’m overheating, how to stop me acting a fool
—–
Dammit there’s the cops now, in my rearview mirror
It’s been years since the hoosegow but they still give me a scare
I check my speed and, damnit, that there’s that telltale glow,
Gotta check my engine but I still got miles and miles to go

—-
Check engine tomorrow, check engine today, check engine right now or your baby will have to wait
—-
The police pass me by as I pull off Highway 8
If I take half an hour, maybe I’ll get a break

—-
Check engine tomorrow, check engine today, check engine right now or your baby will have to wait
—-
(faster tempo) Limping home those last miles/ Remembering her big smiles/Wish this rig went 1000 miles an hour
Didn’t see the sheriff car/He had the radar/Damn, so close but now this will take a half an hour
But the deputy sees that orange glow/He likes my  Dale Junior logo/He winks and says the speed limit gets you home in an hour
—————-
She’s the check engine light of my life
Yes, she helps keep me steady and right
If I need me some fixin’, she will find the tool
If my tank is near empty, she helps me refuel
Best of all my baby knows when I’m overheating, how to stop me acting a fool
—————–
She’s still awake when I roll in/Man, she’s been cookin/She smells like cinammon/Add a little molasses and flour
——————
(talking voice) And, she glows, man she glows. And she’s wearing orange!
Those are my very very fav-o-rite pjs!!!
And all she wants to ask about is ‘What you need honey? Didn’t get in no trouble now, didja? Here’s a nice cold Lone Star. I taped the race for you …’

Like i said, she’s … the check engine light of my life
Yes, she helps keep me steady and right
If I need me some fixin, she will find the tool
If my tank is near empty, she helps me refuel
Best of all my baby, knows when I’m overheating, how to stop me acting a fool
——————-
She’ll celebrate the highs, sure, and help us through the lows
My baby’s just the very best there is at figuring out our woes
——————
Check engine tomorrow, check engine today, check engine right now.  You don’t want your baby to wait.

..Yeehaw

****copyright jan.12, 2016, created by David Iseman, copied to Terry Jungman, same date

Author: David Iseman

Longtime newsguy. Retired. Tinkering with words. Lemme know what you think.

5 thoughts on “She’s the check-engine light of my life …”

  1. Driving down that highway, still 300 miles from home
    Thinking of my baby, cuz I left her all alone
    Worrying about my water pump, worried about how I look (my looks)
    Worried about that warning light and (as) my engine starting (started) to cook
    Tell her how much I love her, that she’s a (my) living doll
    —–
    She’s the check engine light of my life
    Yes, she helps keep (keeps me not helps) me steady and right
    If i need me some fixin, she will find (will find or IS the right tool) the tool
    If my tank is empty, she helps me refuel
    Best of all my baby knows when I’m overheating, how to stop me acting a fool
    —–
    Dammit there’s the cops now, in my rearview mirror
    It’s been years since the hoosegow but they still give me a scare
    I check my speed and, damnit, (damn) that (omit that) there’s that telltale glow,
    Gotta check my engine but I still got miles and miles (just miles) to go

    —-
    Check engine tomorrow, check engine today, check engine right now or your (my?) baby will have to wait
    —-
    The police pass me by as I pull off Highway 8
    If I take half an hour, maybe I’ll get a break

    —-
    Check engine tomorrow, check engine today, check engine right now or your (my) baby will have to wait
    —-
    (faster tempo) Limping home those last miles/ Remembering her big smiles/Wish this rig went 1000 miles an hour
    Didn’t see the sheriff car/He had the radar (locked)/Damn, so close but now this will take a half an hour (how about: He pulls me to the side of the road. Steps up to the cab of the truck but sees the engine light glow)
    But the deputy sees that orange glow/ (omit previous line)He likes my Dale Junior logo (and the pictures of my baby doll)He winks and says the speed limit gets you home in an hour
    —————-
    She’s the check engine light of my life
    Yes, she helps keep me steady and right
    If I need me some fixin’, she will find the tool
    If my tank is near empty, she helps me refuel
    Best of all my baby knows when I’m overheating, how to stop me acting a fool
    —————–
    She’s still awake when I roll in/Man, she’s been cookin/She smells like cinammon/Add a little molasses and flour
    ——————
    (talking voice) And, she glows, man she glows. And she’s wearing orange!
    Those are my very very fav-o-rite pjs!!!
    And all she wants to ask about is ‘What you need honey? Didn’t get in no trouble now, didja? Here’s a nice cold Lone Star. I taped the race for you …’

    Like i said, she’s … the check engine light of my life
    Yes, she helps keep (keeps) me steady and right
    If I need me some fixin, she will find (is the)the tool
    If my tank is near empty, she helps me refuel
    Best of all my baby, knows when I’m overheating, how to stop me acting a fool
    ——————-
    She’ll celebrate the highs, sure, and help us through the lows
    My baby’s just the very best there is at figuring out our woes
    ——————
    Check engine tomorrow, check engine today, check engine right now. You don’t want your baby to wait.

    ..Yeehaw

    ****copyright jan.12, 2016, created by David Iseman, copied to Terry Jungman, same date

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