From the recording Choose Right
This song was written EXACTLY how it sounds. I had a job working at a restaurant, and at the stop sign at the end of my road, if I took a left, it was a few miles down. If I took a right, about the same distance down was a girl's house that I had started dating. In a beat up truck (that was a perfectly fine truck until my teenage lead foot lead it into a few too many mailboxes and guardrails) on my way to work I had the thought every time I was going to work at the stop sign of how I'd rather turn right than left. I'm sure being a teenage boy with certain things on his mind didn't have anything to do with that thought process.
Pull up to a stop sign from a dead end roadNow I just wonder which way to go‘cause to my left is my nine to fiveAnd to my right is a girl who makes me smile You know she’s burned into my memoryIt hurts so good it’s so hard to believeBut times are tough I’ve got to make it byThe truth hurts, but lord knows that I try And I don’t want to hurt myselfBy choosing you over something elseI just need to know the reason whyI turn it leftOr CHOOSE RIGHT Everything I’m feeling someone’s felt beforeI’ve just never walked through that unopened doorHow will I know my plans fall in line,Or will I just be back at this same stop sign? So I put my foot on the gasAnd I know, there’s no time to turn it backThe whisper of the wind that’s passin bySays you made the right choice boy, keep it up and drive Pull into a driveway from a gravel roadThat was to my right a few minutes agoHer pretty face and her hair in the windI’ll never make the wrong decision again