Snapshots:
7. Jayton And Jill

Jayton had a job for seven bucks an hour

At the fillin' station by the water tower

Just checkin' oil and fixin' flats

The kind of kid most folks just look past


Jill was the local preacher's kid gone wild

Most the time her daddy couldn't stand his own child
 He'd quote the scripture with an angry shout

And list her all the reasons she would never turn out


She was drunk one night on the fourth of July
 Parked in a pasture with an out-of-town guy

He got mad when she said no

And he tore her Sunday dress

She was wanderin' alone on a county road

When the lights came over the hill

That was the moment when Jayton met Jill

He said hey, do you need a ride home

She go away, leave me alone

But he noticed the bruise and the frightened tears
 Said there ain't no way in Hell I'm leavin' you out here

It was rainin' a little and fixin' to storm

And his Mustang jacket looked dry and warm

So she let him wrap it 'round her and she climbed inside
 Sayin' OK I guess thanks for the ride

At an all-night diner they waited out the storm

Ended up talking right up 'til dawn

By the time he dropped her off safe at home

Neither one felt so alone
Two lost souls found a connection that's blessin' both of them still

On that night when Jayton met Jill

And what Jayton never told her about that night 

Is how he'd taken his dad's old 45

He'd been drivin' 'round thinkin' how no one would miss him
If he just ended it all

He couldn't see past his own pain

'Til he saw a pretty girl walkin' in the rain

Thank God he made it over that hill

That was the moment when Jayton met Jill