Best Beloved’s feet are even itchier than mine. We’ve driven all over two countries and we’ll never really settle down.

Seed for the song (this version, #3 I think) came from the discovery that Best Beloved’s favorite client was born in the tiny hamlet of Valentine Nebraska, a place we considered moving after driving through, just because it was so beautiful.

like I said last night it’s time to go

ain’t sayin nothin you don’t already know

can’t do the math to stay in one place too long

I’ll tell you something so you know nothing’s wrong

gear’s loaded, truck’s warming up

good strong coffee, poured you a cup

guitar behind the seat, backpacks in the bed

so get your boots on, we gotta go just like I said

can’t do the math where you and I get divided

pluses and minuses are all pretty one-sided

you’ve already seen some action

but I’m telling you it’s only a fraction

add it all up you’ll get the same answer I did

valley in north Nebraska near Valentine

couple of minutes from the South Dakota state line

peaceful quiet and green where the river winds through

I’ve seen it before but now I wanna see it with you

can’t do the math where you and I get divided

pluses and minuses are all pretty one-sided

you’ve already seen some action

but I’m telling you it’s only a fraction

add it all up you’ll get the same answer I did

middle of the country the tall grass covers the plains

speed limit means we can have some fun racing the trains

sit behind the Flint Hills see the sunset silhouette

I’ve seen it before, but I haven’t seen it with you yet

can’t do the math where you and I get divided

pluses and minuses are all pretty one-sided

you’ve already seen some action

but I’m telling you it’s only a fraction

add it all up you’ll get the same answer I did

follow the ocean San Diego up to Vancouver

water left, dirt right; not a complicated maneuver

head across to Newfoundland take a ferry over the sea

how you do the math doesn’t make any difference to me

except I can’t do the math where you and I get divided

pluses and minuses are all pretty one-sided

you’ve already seen some action

but I’m telling you it’s only a fraction

add it all up you’ll get the same answer I did