Expressway (To Your Heart)

Lyrics: Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff
Music: Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff

Recorded by Jerry with Merl Saunders on "Fire Up" and subsequently played live by Garcia Saunders (including in Legion Of Mary).

The version on Fire Up doesn't have lyrics, but at least some Garcia/Saunders performances have Sarah Fulcher singing partly-improvised lyrics. The best I can make out is something like:

I've been tryin' to get to you for a long time
I've been tryin' to speak with you for a long time
[??]
I would be lost in expressway to ...

I've been tryin' to get to you for a long time
I've been tryin' to reach to you for a long time
But something in my [need] wouldn't let me be
And I was travelling faster than I ever thought I'd see
And when I need to see you, and when I want you
[??]
When I believe that I was travelling, travelling, travelling
On expressway, lead me to you
Oh baby, baby, I need you 'cause I got
Got to get to you, got to get to you
I got to get to you
Expressway

Get on the expressway
Get on the expressway
Get on the expressway
To your heart
Versions by other artists have lyrics along the lines:
I've been tryin' to get to you for a long time
'Cause constantly, you've been on my mind
I was thinking about a short cut that I could take
But I found I made a mistake

Chorus
I was wrong
It took too long
I was caught in a rush hour
Fellow started to shower
You with love and affection
Now you won't look in my direction
On the expressway to your your heart
That expressway, that's the best way
On the expressway to your your heart
That expressway, that's the best way

At five o'clock it's much too crowded
Much too crowded
Much too crowded
Much too crowded
Too crowded
Couldn't get through to you baby
Oh it's too crowded

Well there are too many in back of me
And they're all tryin' to get in front of me
I was thinkin' I saw a road up ahead
But I saw a stoplight instead

[chorus]
[chorus]
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1973 Fire Up Merl Saunders/Jerry Garcia (note 1)
Notes
(1) subsequently re-released on Fire Up Plus


Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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