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    Hi!

    With reference to the line hightlighted in blue, I think the lyricist means that 'he drives a car back home, passing half-a-mile of slingshot trees. Am I right?

    (1) a back road= road to home?

    (2) hard-top = car?

    (3) Is there really tree named 'slingshot tree' if you know? I searched it via Google but got little useful info. about it.

    Many thanks!

    There's a back road leadin' off the hard-top
    Half-a-mile past the slingshot tree
    Wanders round through a million mem'ries
    It's callin' me, callin' me.

    There's a white house with fading shutters
    The old front door that never needed a key
    An' I hear my Momma in the hush of the evenin'
    Callin' me, yeah, she's callin' me.

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    Re: back road leadin' off the hard-top (lyric)

    A "back road" is not a main road. I prefer to take back roads to work, rather than the highway.

    The hard top refers to the paved roads.

    It seems this small road was not paved.

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    Re: back road leadin' off the hard-top (lyric)

    (1) a back road is a small road which does not have much traffic on it

    (2) a hardtop is a car with a [metal] roof/top
    Sorry, but this was not what you wanted to know (should have put on my glasses before typing away)
    Thankfully, Barb_D stepped in.

    (3) Is there really tree named 'slingshot tree' ?

    Maybe the term "slingshot" is just used to specify the shape of the tree.
    As far as I know there are no slingshot trees, but then I was never that brilliant at Biology.
    Last edited by beascarpetta; 10-Sep-2008 at 18:51.

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    Smile Re: back road leadin' off the hard-top (lyric)

    Barb_D & Beascarpetta,

    Thank you very much for your help.

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