Dr. Lindyke - On My Way

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The challenge was “Write a quintessential road trip song”. Well, that could mean just about anything. It’s entirely dependent on what the listener thinks is a classic road trip song. For us in our youth it would be something like Jackson Browne’s “Running on Empty”, which was literally stuck in the Mike Hoover’s car’s cassette deck. But this song is bluegrass. I think of it as the love child of Eddie Rabbitt's "Drivin' My Life Away" and "Man of Constant Sorrow". It’s simply a long-haul trucker on his way home.


There's a grassy knoll I've been dreaming to
And a fountain not too far away
I dream I’m lyin’ there with you
Cause I'm leaving today
I'm on my way.

There's a cool water summer on my mind
And a breeze blowing over the bay
I’ve always got you on my mind
Now I’m rollin’ your way
I'm on my way.

There's a moon in the river staring at me
From the eye in the glare of a wave
And I don't even know where that river is going
And I don't really care anyway
I'm on my way.

There's a shady tree I've been thinking of
And a sunset to follow that day
I’ll always cherish you, my love
I'm heading your way
I'm on my way.

On my way
And soon I'll be home to stay
Ain't gonna stray
Forever on my way.


from SpinTunes #12: Round 2, released February 14, 2017
Song by Dr. Lindyke
Dave Leigh
William Leigh
Michael Leigh




Spintown Middletown, Ohio

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