For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

Friday, 11 December 2009

Countdown To Christmas (13): On The Road

I been warped by the rain, driven by the snow
I'm drunk and dirty, don't ya know,
And I'm still willin'
Out on the road late last night,
Seen my pretty Alice in every head light
Alice, Dallas Alice

I've been from Tucson to Tucumcari
Tehachapi to Tonapah
Driven every kind of rig that's ever been made
I've driven the back roads so I wouldn't get weighed
If you give me: weed, whites, and wine
And you show me a sign
I'll be willin' to be movin'

I've been kicked by the wind, robbed by the sleet
Had my head stoved in, but I'm still on my feet
And I'm still willin'
Now I smuggled some smokes and folks from Mexico
Baked by the sun, every time I go to Mexico
And I been from Tucson to Tucumcari
Tehachapi to Tonapah
I've driven every kind of rig that's ever been made
I've driven the back roads so I wouldn't get weighed
And if you give me: weed, whites, and wine
And you show me a sign I'll be willin' to be movin'

Little Feat: Willin'

I'm walkin' down that long, lonesome road, babe
Where I'm bound, I can't tell... Bob Dylan

The road is life. Jack Kerouac

2 comments:

Timecheck said...

You really tempted me to leave a video response on YouTube. Tucson, Tehachapi, Tonopah are all in my backyard - would have to dig up the Tonopah images and scan them though. Tucumcari I've never been to. Probably a place there to walk as well.

verena said...

love this song :-)