Emotion: Malaise

Artist: Patty Pravo

Track: Pensiero Stupendo

Album: Miss Italia

Release details: RCA Italia, 1978

M61, M60, M6 Toll, M5, M42, M5, M6 Toll, M60, M61. Up and down, down and up. Constantly driving up and down the same stretches of motorway. The same service stations. The same meal deals. The recognition from the staff at Norton Canes, Watford Gap, Knutsford, Sandbach…

Outside lane, 88mph. Central reservation perilously close. A moments consideration. No. There’s a 10.30am sit in Tamworth and it’s not going to close itself.

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