#10 Prisoner of the Freeway
This track by Mark Wills will encourage any weary trucker on the street doing supply work. At first of any journey the quantity of driving hours mendacity forward generally is a little daunting. And the phrases of Mark Wills empathise with fellow truckers: ‘I’ve received 13 hours to make my vacation spot.’ So chin up, truckers, you will get there in the long run.
#9 Roll Truck Roll
Terry Allen writes a track about working for haulage firms, and Roll Truck Roll captures the spirit of trucking. It additionally has a component of actuality, the place the lyrics contact on the significance of holding a job to assist a household: I work for a trucking firm / And my forearms massive as beef / If it wasn’t for the freeway / My household’d be on aid.
#8 Six Days on the Highway
Steve Earle’s trucking track Six Days on the Highway is a bit more intense than the others. That includes a considerably rebellious haulage employee, the track focuses on getting dwelling after a six day journey, and the trucker cannot be bothered to finish his log ebook within the course of. The trucker driver in query describes his use of medicine to maintain awake on lengthy journeys.
#7 Carry on Truckin’
This trucking love track by Eddie Kendricks makes use of supply work as a metaphor. The motive force within the track appears to be driving to his love, and he’s going to ‘Carry on truckin’, diesel-powered straight to you’. The catchy refrain ‘Carry on truckin’ on’ is an effective sing-along track for truckers on the street.
#6 Large Ol’ Truck
One other trucking love-song, this time a few feminine trucker. Toby Keith describes the lady he fancies in his track Large Ol’ Truck, the place he describes his trucking heart-throb, singing ‘Yeah I am in love with the lady within the four-wheel drive.’ It is an fascinating version to our trucking track checklist, that includes a feminine haulage employee this time.
#5 Truck Driving Son of Gun
Purple Sovine’s trucker engages in debauchery whereas on the street for his haulage work. This trucker sings about the truth that he’s a ‘kiss stealin’ a wheelin’ deelin’ a truck drivin’ son of a gun. Within the track he’s on his approach dwelling along with his return load, and he has six extra cities (and 6 extra girls) to get by earlier than he reaches his dwelling, the place he has his regular girlfriend ready for him.
#4 Will There be Large Rigs in Heaven?
Buck Owens takes trucking songs to a brand new stage, the place he describes a haulage employee’s heaven – ‘no extra pot-holes, no extra scales / no extra smokeys on my tail.’ Within the fantasy, haulage work is straightforward with scorching showers for each morning on the street, and angelic waitresses on the roadside cafes.
#3 Trucker Man
John Attain sympathises with truckers everywhere in the world in Trucker Man. Describing a trucker on his approach dwelling along with his return load, he sings ‘Attempting to get dwelling simply as quick as he can / These red-eye runs are taking their toll.’
#2 Wanting on the World By a Windshield
Son Volt provides this trucking track a bitter edge, singing ‘I am gonna write my title in diesel smoke / And let all these behind me choke.’ However the trucker driver on this track can also be given a human factor, and the track is about how the world passes a haulage employee by by the windshield, although he has his spouse and kids ready for him at dwelling.
#1 Large Wheels within the Moonlight
At primary, the final word trucking track is Dan Seal’s Large Wheels within the Moonlight. This track contains a man who needs he was a trucker, and each night time stands on the roadside to observe the supply employees truck on by. Regardless of his spouse, kids and regular job, he desires of a trucker life; ‘Typically I shut my eyes / And see massive wheels within the moonlight.’