Carolina Zoom Zoom

Stopped into a back roads diner
Somewhere just off Carolina
Highway thirty three
Sign said “open”, I went in
Pushed the RC handle made of tin
Not a soul around that I could see

Waitress came out from the back
Name plate said her name was “Jack”
I’m glad I came in
Ordered up some milk and pie
This waitress sure did catch my eye
Pushing that RC ad made of tin

Told her that I was passing through
Not staying long, had things to do
Smiling, she  said “You’ll stay”
I said I” need a place to rest
She named one place…the best
Out by the bay

There’s not much to do round here
We only serve three kinds of beer
and the Carolina Zoom Zoom
we make in the back room
It goes down as smooth as ever
Turn your insides straight to leather
That Carolina Zoom Zoom
we make in the back room

“Jack” sat down and asked my story
told her, “lots of pressure, lots of worry”
Don’t worry hun, it’ll go
I asked her how she could just say that
Took off my coat and then my ball hat
Just how was she to know

She said “I read people when they’re here”
Some folks stay, some disappear
You’ll be here a while
She said “you’re driving time is over”
“I think you’ll end up, as the new owner”
“Of this place”…with a smile

I said “there’s no people here to sell to”
“What the heck would I do”
owning this with no one here at all
She laughed and said “I am agreeing”
But you are looking but not seeing
Money’s made behind the yonder wall

There’s not much to do round here
We only serve three kinds of beer
and the Carolina Zoom Zoom
we make in the back room
It goes down as smooth as ever
Turn your insides straight to leather
That Carolina Zoom Zoom
we make in the back room

She said it was a truck stop diner
That sold the best hooch in all Carolina
Carolina zoom zoom in the back
Recipe’s been here for ages
Brewed real slow, distilled in stages
Always forty jugs out on the rack

We’ve sold to Robert Johnson and Bocephus
You may choose to not believe this
I wouldn’t lie about that fact
The diner never makes much money
But, the back room, there’s the honey
sure as i know I’m called Jack

She said she lived in an old trailer
That she traded with a sailor
For a case five   years ago
Moved it back on up the hill
There she could watch on the still
If I bought, she’d have to go

I thought a while, made two offers
Money to fill up her coffers
And she had to stay
She smiled, asked me if I’m certain
Did I mean it, or was I just flirtin’
I told her I was set to pay

There’s not much to do round here
We only serve three kinds of beer
and the Carolina Zoom Zoom
we make in the back room
It goes down as smooth as ever
Turn your insides straight to leather
That Carolina Zoom Zoom
we make in the back room

I’ve been the owner fifteen years
I changed my life, by changing gears
Jack is still with me
Thank god I stopped in to this diner
Back in the back roads off Carolina
Highway thiry three

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