East bound and down, loaded up and truckin'
Oh, we gonna do what they say can't be done
We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there
I'm east bound, just watch ol' Bandit run

Keep your foot hard on the pedal, son never mind them brakes
Let it all hang out, 'cause we got a run to make
The boys are thirsty in Atlanta and there's beer in Texarkana
And we'll bring it back no matter what it takes

East bound and down, loaded up and truckin'
Oh, we gonna do what they say can't be done
We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there
I'm east bound, just watch ol' Bandit run

East bound and down, loaded up and truckin'
Oh, we gonna do what they say can't be done
We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there
I'm east bound, just watch ol' Bandit run

Old Smokey's got them ears on, he's hot on your trail
And he ain't gonna rest 'til you're in jail
So you gotta dodge him, you've gotta duck him
You gotta keep that diesel truckin'
Just put that hammer down and give it hell

East bound and down, loaded up and truckin'
Oh, we gonna do what they say can't be done
We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there
I'm east bound, just watch ol' Bandit run


Lyrics submitted by sigmund1989, edited by nanuskacwb, Pleskin

East Bound and Down Lyrics as written by Jerry Hubbard Reed Dick Feller

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    General CommentBeing as this is the main title theme to "Smokey and the Bandit", I'd say it's pretty obvious that it sums up the plot of the movie -a highly illegal challenge to smuggle a truckload of beer across several states in record time.
    Red Octoberon June 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of the best songs ever! gotta love country twang
    boost02on November 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome,
    Smokey and The Bandit is one of my favorite movies ever and we had a Smokey and the bandit tras-am that me and my dad built,
    This song i am always singing in class, and everywhere else.
    Smokey and the bandidt will always hold a special place in my heart
    ovrwrkd&undrpaidon February 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentStill catchy after nearly 30 years...good traveling song!
    BPD1586on February 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is definitely my kart racing theme song!!! lol :p #11
    bikedog1on September 19, 2009   Link
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    MemoryR.I.P Burt "The Bandit" Reynolds TheKat684on September 07, 2018   Link

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