This driving rocker was written by Blackfoot mainstays Rickey Medlocke and Jakson Spires. The highway that inspired the track is Route 81 in a stretch going north to New Jersey. This is not an inspiring stretch of road, but it's where Medlocke got the idea for the song as he was riding in the group's tour van.
This was Blackfoot's biggest hit. The Jacksonville band placed one other song in the Top 40, "Train, Train," which is also on the Strikes album.
Another day, another dollar After I sing and holler Oh it's my way of livin' And I can't change a thing
In another town is drawing near Oh baby I wish you were here But the only way I can see you darlin' Is in my dreams
It's a highway song You sing it on and on On and on
Yeah the hurt you leave behind Is the hurt that's on your mind Oh and last night sure took it's toll on me
Well the city lights fly by me As I lay my body in my bed Oh and dreams of you flash through my head
It's a highway song You sing it on and on On and on Highway song It's as long as As the road I'm on
Yes these big wheels are ready to roll We've been flyin' high I'm so low And all in all this madness Ain't as crazy as it seems
Everywhere they stop and stare I'm just a stranger on this road I stand alone only in my dreams
Highway song You sing it on and on On and on
Highway song It's as long as As the road I'm on
Highway song Sing it on and on On and on
Highway song It's as long as As the road I'm on, on uh
Songwriters: Jackson Spires / Rick Medlocke Highway Song lyrics © The Bicycle Music Company