We began at the beginning,
Moving high and moving fast
Machine's clean, so sweet and mean
Should have known it wouldn't last
But when I took her clothes off
I thought she would explode
Dropped another handful
Kept us on the road, oh yeah

The black things came from nowhere
But they couldn't beat the shield
They flew across the highway
But we smashed them in the field
when I made the suggestion
I thought she would explode
Dropped another handful
Keep us on the road, oh yeah

It was round about the third day
I remember it so clear
We came across a bad vibe
Naked, blinded with fear
And that was all we left there
Ain't moving, staring, cold
Dropped another handful
Keep us on the road
Oh yeah


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Keep Us On The Road Lyrics as written by Ian Kilmister Edward Alan Clarke

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    I guess it's about traveling and the road, but I think it has a behind story I can't figure out... One of the best songs on the first record!

    TheTrooper9169on January 14, 2012   Link
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    General Comment

    Having sex with a woman and doing drugs all day long, till withdrawal symptoms come in and then again do some more speed to "keep them on the road"

    sapiopneumon February 06, 2018   Link
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    My Interpretation

    Possible allusions to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1971) ("the black things came from nowhere" - "Suddenly, there was a terrible roar all around us, and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car") and the film Vanishing Point (1971) in which the protagonist Kowalski takes handfuls of speed to deliver a Dodge Challenger whilst eluding the cops (footnote: Primal Scream covered the song 'Motorhead' on their Vanishing Point album)

    LaszloMoholyNagyon June 15, 2021   Link

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