From the recording November Songs 2020

This song is about the imaginary friend I grew up with. He was a racecar driver and this is his back-story.

Lyrics

-Hootie’s Song-
Well I’ve been logging in the miles
As an imaginary-best-friend-racecar-driver

Grandpa tore the family apart
Running moonshine and breaking bar-maids’ hearts
Daddy grew up mad and earned a Sheriff’s badge
Made damn-sure no more good times were had
Drove my first car at the age of 8
Trying to out run the law and grandpa’s fate
I had my sights on the checkered flag
Became so fast I didn’t even have to brag

I know they can’t see me
Because I’m just too fast
Some say imaginary
If you believe in that

Try to find me in the record books
It’s harder than you even think
When they wrote my official times
Always used invisible ink

I know they can’t see me
Because I’m just too fast
Some say imaginary
If you believe in that

I know there’s more to this life
Than shaving seconds off and winning the grand prize
There’s a boy on the other side of the track
Who’s got a ball and wants someone to toss it back

I know they can’t see me
Because I’m just too fast
Some say imaginary
If you believe in that...