Pretty little girl on the side of the road
Yellow hair in a yellow bow
Little thumb stickin' in the exit lane
Two packs of smokes and a candy cane
Woman hips, baby lips
A Hallelujah book in the back of a pillow slip
If she gets out of here too soon
She'll run fast by the shy of the moon
She's been havin' the same old dreams
Of lullabies and pale blue skies
Fallin' asleep beneath the stars
Orion aims and shoots his arrows oh so far
Aims 'em hard
He shoots the moon and takes her as his own reward.
If she's gonna see those stars too soon
She'll run fast by the shy of the moon.
She found out so long ago
That she wants more than all she knows
The river ends right as she goes
Water breaks and she's gone down in the undertow
I'll stand tall and hold up high my mistletoe
She's gonna shine just like brand new,
She'll take my hand and we'll run by the shy of the moon.