some call it the ribbon
some say the white line
i say truckstop living
well, it suits me fine
everyday of the week
everyday of the week
we heard some other fellers talking
i think it's going to be a good fight
tonight the radio is rocking
i'm going to hear my favorite song
if it takes all night
if it takes all night
if it takes all night
if it takes all night

i'm gonna wash my favorite shirt
in downtown marseilles
it's got the same old dirt
from up in calais
how many days and weeks?
how many days and weeks?
now every job is important
but still sometimes the money's right
i saw the ghost of Johnny Horton
he said we're going to make El Paso
if it takes all night
if it takes all night

i lost my favorite cook
he left little Siam
for many years i looked
he said here i am
every day of the week
every day of the week
some got to go and see their mama
some got to play a show tonight
i got to go and see my baby
when next i sleep i'll be with her
if it takes all night
if it takes all night
if it takes all night
if it takes all night
if it takes all night
if it takes all night
if it takes all night
if it takes all night


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    General CommentSeems to be a song about always enjoying travel and touring.

    Johnny Horton was an old-time country music singer. I would imagine that he's one of Frank's influences.

    At the end of the song, he gets to go home. And he'll travel all through the night if necessary.
    drosson October 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think that disiphering a frank black song is impossible, but it is still a kick as tune
    Eelsruleon November 05, 2005   Link

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