"On The Road" as written by and Carl Franzen....
Back in 1958 we drove an old V8 and when it'd gone a hundred thou' we got out and pushed it a mile

We didn't know who we were, we didn't know what we did
We were just on the road

Headin' down from Canada on a gravel road a mile from Montana
Then my Daddy read a sign and took us in the wrong direction
I asked my Daddy where are we goin', he said we'll just follow
Our nose, so I looked out the window and dreamed I was a cowboy

We didn't know who we were, we didn't know what we did
We were just on the road

I met a girl in a truck cafe, fell in love almost right away
Then the Mercury was ready to go and I had to leave her

Shoo-be-doo-be-doo-Sh-doo
Shoo-be-doo-be-doo-Sh-doo-Sh-doo

Go home said the man in the moon go home
Go home said the man in the moon go home

Because it's gettin' sorta late and I'll soon turn out my light
Go home said the man in the moon
Go home

We didn't know who we were, we didn't know what we did
We were just on the road

We didn't know who we were, we didn't know what we did
We were just a ridin' on
We were just a ridin' on the road


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"On the Road" as written by Carl Franzen

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    My InterpretationI think this song was about John's childhood. His father was in the Air Force, and was constantly transferred around the U.S., so John spent a big chunk of his childhood on the road.
    BigJ1028on September 09, 2012   Link

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