Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses

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Kathy Mattea

Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea (pronounced ma-TAY-a) (born June 21, 1959, in South Charleston, West Virginia) is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic and traditional country sounds to her music. Active since 1983 as a recording artist, she has recorded seve… more »

Charlie's got a gold watch 
Don't seem like a whole lot 
After thirty years of drivin' 
Up and down the interstate 
But Charlie's had a good life 
And Charlie's got a good wife 
And after tonight she'll no longer 
Be countin' the days 

Eighteen wheels and a dozen roses 
Ten more miles on his four day run 
A few more songs on the all night radio 
And he'll spend the rest if his life 
With the one that he loves 

They'll buy a Winnebago 
Set out to find America 
Do a lotta catchin' up 
A little at a time 

With pieces of the old dream 
They're gonna light the old flame 
Doin' what they please 
Leavin every other reason behind 

Eighteen wheels and a dozen roses 
Ten more miles on his four day run 
A few more songs on the all night radio 
And he'll spend the rest if his life 
With the one that he loves  

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Eighteen wheels and a dozen roses 
Ten more miles on his four day run 
A few more songs on the all night radio 
And he'll spend the rest if his life 
With the one that he loves

Written by: GENE NELSON, PAUL NELSON

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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