"Roll On" as written by and David Loggins....
[Chorus]
Roll on highway, roll on along
Roll on daddy 'till you get back home
Roll on family, roll on crew
Roll on momma like I asked you to do
And roll on eighteen-wheeler roll on (roll on)

It's Monday morning, he's kissin' momma goodbye
He's up and gone with the sun
Daddy drives an eighteen-wheeler
And he's off on a midwest run
As three sad faces gather round momma
They ask her when daddy's comin' home
Daddy drives an eighteen-wheeler
And they sure miss him when he's gone (yeah they do)
Ah, but he calls them everynight and he tells them that he lovesthem
And he taught them this song to sing

[Chorus]

It's Wednesday evening, momma's waitin by the phone
It rings but it's not his voice
Seems the highway patrol has found a jacknifed rig
In a snow bank in Illinois
But the driver was missin' and the search had been abandoned

For the weather had everything strong
And they had checked all the houses and local motels
When they had somemore news they'd call
And she told them when they found him to tell him that she loved him
And she hung up the phone singin'

Roll on highway, roll on along
Roll on daddy 'till ya get back home
Roll on family, roll on crew
Roll on momma like I asked you to do
And roll on eighteen-wheeler roll on

Momma and the children will be waiting up all night long
Thinkin' nothing but the words just comin'
With the ringin' of the telephone
Oh, but the man upstairs was listening
When momma asked him to bring daddy home
And when the call came in it was daddy on the other end
Askin' her if she had been singin' the song, singin'

Roll on highway, roll on along
Roll on daddy 'till ya get back home
Roll on family, roll on crew
Roll on momma like I asked you to do
And roll on eighteen-wheeler

[Chorus]

Eighteen-wheeler
Eighteen-wheeler
Eighteen-wheeler
Eighteen-wheeler

Roll on
Roll on


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"Roll On" as written by David Loggins

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    General CommentThis song has a special meaning to me. My fiance is on the road alot with his job. Yes he drives a truck. I listen to this song while he is away to get me through. I know he is always going to come home to me.
    dixiegirlon April 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe story in the song is damn so GREAT!

    I wish I still have a father, I do have but he chose to leave with his other woman.
    bear_hug20on August 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOne of the best country songs ever!!!!!
    JDLuvaSQEEEEon April 09, 2011   Link
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    MemoryMy father is an over the road driver. I worry when he is away, but we talk every morning and night. I love to ride along with him when he makes local runs. My dad was in a bad accident once, far from home, and he broke his arm, but he got home, driving that old '87 Peterbilt with one arm in a sling, shifting with his elbow. God bless the truckers who keep this country moving.
    Denverfan1on November 15, 2013   Link

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