She Wants to Drive the Big Rigs

I have been writing this song for years. I was so focused on the topic of truck driving that I was missing the main focus of the song. “A woman’s story.” Finally recently, a voice came into my head and said, “focus on her story, tell her story, that is what the song is about.” And so I did. Less about focusing on the technical jargon regarding truck driving, and more about the dream a woman has, that she plans on making come true.

Written by ME: Copyright 2017 with the Library of Congress of the United States of America.

“She Wants to Drive the Big Rigs”

Her mother is a seamstress down in Tennessee
Her father is a trucker for the fleet.
She stayed home taking care of the family.
Making sure there’s food, and shoes on their feet.

Being the eldest child of the McShea cavalry.
She knew the day would come for her to leave.
University was so far out of reach.
America became the field that she wanted to reap.

She wants to drive the big rigs.
Just like her daddy did, leave behind the bigwigs.
Live on asphalt and gas.
She said, this was meant for me.
I want my life the way his used to be.

She grew tired of dead end jobs and corporate slavery.
A cubicle is no place to live a dream.
Typing skills got her a job as a secretary.
Only management makes the money in the pyramid scheme.

She decided that she needed a change of scenery.
She wanted to have the same great tales to tell.
Like the smokey in the bush her dad ditched back in Albany.
He was short on time until he crossed the state line in Tallahassee.

She wants to drive the big rigs.
Just like her daddy did, leave behind the bigwigs.
Live on asphalt and gas.
She said this was meant for me.
I want my life the way his used to be.

And now that she is older.
There’s a promise she intends to keep.
Be the king of the road like her father.
Just let the world roll under her feet.

She wants to drive the big rigs.
Just like her daddy did, leave behind the bigwigs.
Live on asphalt and gas.
She said this was meant for me.
I want my life the way his used to be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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