Was Ridin' along side the highway rollin' up the country side.
Thinkin' I'm the devil's heatwave what you burn in your crazy mind?
Saw a slight distraction standin' by the road;
She was smilin' there yellow in her hair;
Do you wanna I was thinkin' would you care.
Sweet Hitch a Hiker
We could make music at the Greasy King.
Sweet Hitch a Hiker
Won't you ride on my fast machine?
Cruisin' on thru the junction, I'm flyin' 'bout the speed of sound,
Noticin' peculiar function, I ain't no roller coaster show me down.
I turned away to see her, Woa! she caught my eye,
But I was rollin' down, movin' too fast;
Do you wanna, She was thinkin' can it last.
Was busted up along the highway, I'm the saddest ridin' fool alive.
Wond'ring if you're goin' in my way, won't you give a poor boy a ride?
Here she comes a ridin', Lord, She's flyin' high.
But she was rollin' down, movin' too fast;
Do you wanna, She was thinkin' can I last.

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    General CommentI know it's not one of their more popular ones, but I really love this song.

    I love the chorus especially, the way his voice goes up at "fast machine"
    Daivdon September 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this is CCR's greatest song

    real rock'n'roll attitude!
    Pelmoon January 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn this song, John Fogerty shows, that making music and riding a motorcycle are things that fit together perfectly.
    It's pure rock, a song about riding on the highway with a kind person on pillion, feeling the freedom.

    The original video clip of the song is also great!
    groovybassiston June 28, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionI think the lyric line in the first verse should be "left to burn in your crazy mind".
    KStormon March 26, 2013   Link

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