Bob Nierstedt

Bob Nierstedt

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Country - Traditional | Flagler Beach, Florida, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,523   
Member Since: 2005
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Plays:

35

Song Description

Over the road trucker wishes he could give it up but it's in his blood.

Lyrics

BLACKTOP RIBBON

DOWN THE BLACKTOP I'M A COMIN', THOSE EIGHTEEN WHEELS A' HUMMIN', AND BOTH EYES LOOKIN' OUT FOR JOHNNY LAW.
HEADIN' SOUTH TO CAROLINA, PASSIN' PETES' AND OLD FREIGHTLINERS, TRYIN' TO HEAR MERLE HAGGARD OVER THAT ENGINE'S ROAR.

A HEAVY RAIN IS FALLIN, BUT THAT HIGHWAY KEEPS ON CALLIN', IF I LISTEN CLOSE I I HEAR IT CALL MY NAME.
FOR THE ROAD I'M ALWAYS YEARNIN', AND I'M PROUD OF WHAT I'M EARNIN', I CAN DRIVE LIKE HELL AND THAT'S MY CLAIM TO FAME.

CHORUS: I MAY BE DRIVIN' BUT I'M DRIVEN, CAN'T GET OFF THIS BLACKTOP RIBBON, WHY CAN'T I CHANGE MY WAYS AND SETTLE DOWN.
STAYIN' UP FOR FORTY HOURS, CHEAP MOTELS WITH BROKEN SHOWERS, GREASY BURGERS, SOGGY FRIES IN SOME OLD TOWN.

WE BLEED DIESEL WHEN WE'RE CUT, WE GOT DRIVIN' IN OUR GUT, WE MAY LEAVE IT FOR A WHILE, BUT WE COME BACK.
THERE'S A LADY I LEFT HOME, BUT SHE KNOWS I NEED TO ROAM, AND SHE KNOWS THAT I LOVE HER, AND MY OLD MACK.

REPEAT CHORUS:


COPYRIGHT c APRIL, 2004
BOB NIERSTEDT

Associated Videos

Video - Blacktop Ribbon
Blacktop Ribbon

Over the road trucker wishes he could give it up but its in his blood.

Song Length
2:36
Genre
Country - Traditional
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Mood
Composed

Subject Matter
Change

Language
English
Era
1970 - 1979

Lyric Credits Bob Nierstedt
Music Credits Bob Nierstedt
Producer Credits Brown's Custom Sound