Carefree Highway" is a song written by Gordon Lightfoot and was the second single release from his 1974 album, Sundown. It peaked at on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent one week at on the Easy Listening chart in October 1974. The title comes from a section of Arizona State Route 74 in north Phoenix. Said Lightfoot, "I thought it would make a good title for a song. I wrote it down, put it in my suitcase and it stayed there for eight months
The Carefree Highway intersects I-17, and leads to Carefree, Arizona, a small community north of Phoenix. Lightfoot was asked during a Reddit AMA what he meant by the song's second line, "I wonder how the old folks are tonight?" He replied: "Well, I always thought about my folks. They're both gone now. But I always thought about my folks, it doesn't matter what kind of trouble I was getting into, I always thought about my folks. More songs from Gordon Lightfoot. More songs about places. More songs with places in the title. More songs from 1974. Lyrics to Carefree Highway.
Acoustic Guitar – Terry ClementsBass – Rick HaynesDrums – Jim GordonPiano, Accordion, Orchestrated By – Nick DeCaroVocals, Guitar, Guitar – Gordon Lightfoot. Acoustic Guitar – Red Shea, Terry ClementsBass – Rick HaynesCongas – Milt HollandDrums – Jim GordonGuitar, Vocals – Gordon Lightfoot.
Carefree highway, you seen better days. The morning after blues, from my head down to my shoes. Carefree highway, let me slip away, slip away on you. Turning back the pages to the times I love best. I wonder if she'll ever do the same. Now the thing that I call living is just being satisfied. With knowing I got no one left to blame. Carefree highway, I've got to see you, my old flame. Carefree highway, you seen better days.
Artist: Gordon Lightfoot. Album: Sundown, 2009. I do not own Track 8 on album Sundown (1974). Gordon Lightfoot quotes Now playing: .
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- Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
- Arranged By [Strings] – Nick DeCaro
- Engineer – Lee Herschberg
- Producer – Lenny Waronker
- Written-By – Gordon Lightfoot
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- Barcode (Side A run-out, stamped): RCN-0069S-1C T(etched)
- Barcode (Side B run-out, stamped): RCN-0069S-1D T(etched)
- Rights Society (Labels): CAPAC
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