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'Take Me Closer' Hitchhiking to Alaska

In June 2018, musician Justin Jacob Fountain hitchhiked from Fort Collins, Colorado, to Anchorage, Alaska, with nothing more than a backpack and his guitar. Stoked Ember Productions was there to document his journey.

Filed To: Video / Music / Road Trips / Alaska / Colorado

Video Transcript

Would you be so kind

to slow down just a little bit

and let your brow loosen up a little bit yea

and show me a smile.

We could both unwind

and go down the road just a few more miles

and joy we will find at least a little bit yeah

at least a little bit yeah.

Well I could give you some company

and I could show you some love

and I could be there for you to talk to

and I would stay up.

If you would just

take me closer yeah take me closer

take me closer yeah to my destination

take me closer yeah take me closer

take me closer yeah to my destination.

I got grizzly bears on my mind

I just hope this time they don’t

keep me up at night.

I got mosquitos

buzzin’ round my bed,

I got thoughts of romance

dancin’ in my head,

And I love the smell of the unknown

and I love to see that beautiful open road

and I’d love to stay, but I really really really

got to go.

I’ve got to go

So won’t you take me closer yeah

take me closer take me closer yeah to my

destination take me closer yeah take me closer

take me closer yeah

to my destination.