The Car Up Ahead by kathyinwaikoloa published on 2019-02-06T05:28:14Z This song is a result of a challenge to write one song per week given a key word and an optional challenge. The key word was "count," and the optional challenge was to include the numbers 1 through 8. THE CAR AHEAD We all piled in the family van. Left the city heat for some mountain air. With tarps and tents, boots and books, A Coleman stove, and fishing hooks. Jimmy and Joe, I’m counting to 10. Leave your sister alone, stop whining. We’ll be there soon, not fast enough for me. At the end of this is my serenity. 1, 2, I’m waiting. 3, 4, …… 5,6…….Mary Jane, get your gum off the floor. 7,8, It’s not too late. 9 and 10, I’m counting again. I’d rather be riding in the car up ahead Than spinning my wheels with you.