Road to Hell

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Chris Rea

Chris Rea ( /ˈriːə/ REE-ə; born Christopher Anton Rea, 4 March 1951) is an English singer-songwriter, recognisable for his distinctive, husky voice and slide guitar playing. The British Hit Singles & Albums stated that Rea was "one of the most popular UK singer-songwriters of the late 1980s… more »

Stood still on a highway I saw a woman by the side of the road 
With a face that I knew like my own 
 Reflected in my window. 
Well she walked up to my quarter light and she bent down real slow 
A fearful pressure paralyzed me in my shadows. 

She said, Son 
What are you doing here? 
My fear for you has turned me in my grave. 
I said, Mama 
I come to the valley of the rich 
 Myself to sell. 
She said, Son 
This is the road to hell. 

On your journey 'cross the wilderness from the desert to the well 
You have strayed upon the motorway to hell.


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