South Carolina

I learned the ropes down in Iowa
Skated on a frozen lake by a ski resort in Jackson, New Hampshire
I hit the red rocks in Nevada
Struggled around golf courses on the beachfronts down in South Carolina
Just place a cross in the corner of this paper
If only it was that complicated

I trailed in the polls across Arkansas
I fell away from the pelaton by the time my bus reached Richmond, Virginia
I lost the crowds in (Vermont and) Colorado
I lost my way in Tennessee and my sanity by the time I got to Georgia
Please throw some notes in the buckets by the stage
I’m counting on each dollar and cent

Until the next state
Close my eyes and fall away
Look out Minnesota
Come on Oklahoma
Find the best in me
I’m stockpiling air miles
Send my clothes to the Novotel
Look out Massachusetts
Texas, Alabama
Find the best in me

Just place a cross in the corner of this paper
If only it was that complicated

Until the next state
Close my eyes and fall away
Look out Louisiana
Oh come on Nebraska
Find the best in me
I’m stockpiling air miles
Send my clothes to the Novotel
Look out Mississippi
Oh come on Michigan
Find the best in me