Gas Stop

“This is the one song on the album that I actually wrote about that was a real event that happened to me when I was six years old at the time. In short, we traveled around a lot, moved a lot. We had just stopped by some small town junction and gas stop, and everybody got out to go to the bathroom. Anyway, I got back outside, our truck was gone! We were traveling in this old Ford truck that had a camper on it. It was gone. I was like, “Well, where’d they go?” I didn’t know what to do, so I just walked down for maybe about a block or so and I sat down on the curb next to this telephone pole and sat there wondering what I was going to do next. And what had happened is usually one of us kids – I had two sisters with me at the time – would sit up in the cab in the front with my parents, and the other two would sit in the back. So my mom was like, “Is everybody in?” And my sisters were like, “Yeah, yeah.” My sisters assumed that I was up front in the cab and my parents thought that I was probably in the back with my sisters. And so hours down the road they realized that I wasn’t in the car at all. And my mom about had a heart attack. I don’t know how long I was there, but the sun was setting by the time I saw them. And I was still sitting in the same spot.”Chad Channing (29)