Johnny Lee. "Rolling Lonely". New Live Music Video.

Johnny Lee performs his hit "Rolling Lonely"

Rollin' Lonely is a song written by J.D. Martin and Gary Harrison, and recorded by American country music artist Johnny Lee. It was released in December 1984 as the second single from the album Workin' for a Livin. The song reached number 9 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

 

One of many songs in country music to pay homage to the American truck driver, the song focuses on the separation-from-family aspect of the profession. Here, a truck driver tells about how he has covered 400 miles since early morning and is determined to cover the remaining 300 miles to arrive home by evening to be with his wife, paying little-to-no heed to the then national speed limit of 55 mph and the weather (he's driving through a pouring rain) while reflecting on the sadness both he and his wife feel prior to his departing for a long trip.

 

Lyrics

 

The diesel's racing

I passed a waystation

Way back down the road

I'm paying no heed to the limit on speed

I just can't take it slow

 

I've made 400 miles since 4:00 am

With 300 more to go

And a little bit of luck

And the grace of my truck

Tonight I'm gonna make it home

 

'Cause I'm rollin' lonely

I need you to hold me

In your arms tonight

I said some things I didn't mean

I just gotta make it right

 

Eighteen wheels

Are signing out your name

I'm moving like lightning through the pouring rain

Rollin' lonely all the way to Memphis tonight

 

The signs are flashing

The cars are passing

Headlights were blinding me

But the tears in your eyes when I said goodbye

That's all that I could see

Seems like Texas goes on forever

 

I'm racin' uphill against time

I'm doin' 78 on this damned interstate

And you're drivin' me out of my mind

 

'Cause I'm rollin' lonely

I need you to hold me

In your arms tonight

I said some things I didn't mean

I just gotta make it right

 

'Cause I'm rollin' lonely

I need you to hold me

In your arms tonight

I said some things I didn't mean

 

I just gotta make it right

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