Lyrics

The Cactus and the Dragon

Middle Lane Driver

Don't go too fast, don't go too slow
It's a crazy world, you never know
what's waiting for you round the bend
but you're going to get there in the end
by driving down the middle lane of life

in the inside lane you might get stuck
in between those scary trucks
and the fast lane you would never dare
you'd have to be crazy to go out there
so you're driving down the middle lane of life

you've got the wife, the kids, the car
and on Friday nights the same old bar
when you left home you didn't go far
or try to reach for some distant star
and you try to behave like they say you should
a steady job, the prospects good
and you wouldn't change even if you could
you're a pillar of the neighbourhood

the speed limit you would never break
and you wouldn't even dream to take
along a hitcher for the ride
as you're being overtaken on either side
while you're driving down the middle lane of life

so you listen to “Sussudio”
on your fancy stereo
and think of all the things that you never tried
and you hate everyone as they pass you by
as you're driving down the middle lane of life
wishing you weren't going home to your wife
for more television, bitterness and strife
that makes you want to take the kitchen knife
and stop driving down the middle lane of life

 



 
 

 

 




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