getting around

The world is filled with boats, trains, trucks and cars.  There are lots of songs and quotes about each.  Here are some photos to go with the songs and quotes.


“Turn down that highway. Turn up that dirt road.   Well, It’s over three days since I left Houston.  Ole Black’s my truck’s name.  She’s held together by BF Good tires and bailing wire.”

Lyle Lovett, Truck Song

“Yea, I used to look forward to Saturdays When me and my grandpa’d get way

We’d hop in his pickup truck and we’d go to town, We had a couple chores that we had to do.”

Jerry Jeff Walker, Pickup Truck.


“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”  Martin Luther King

“I’m gonna build me a boat with these two hands, it’ll be a fair curve from a noble plan.”  Guy Clark


“All along the southbound odyssey, The train pulls out at Kankakee, Rolls along past houses, farms and fields,

And the sons of pullman porters, and the sons of engineers, Ride their father’s magic carpet made of steam.”  Steve Goodman

“It was a train that took me away from here, but a train can’t bring me home.”  Tom Waits

“Midnight in the subway, She’s on her way home, She tries hard not to run But she feels she’s not alone. ” The Cure

“Wish I was a freight train baby, wish I was a diesel locomotive”  Kasey Chambers

Where are the tracks, where are the lines, where are the tracks dear, where is the time.”  Gary Numan.


“Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down.”  Paul Simon

“I’ve seen the bridge and the bridge is long, And they built it high and they built it strong.”  Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

“If I could undo what’s been done, But I guess everyone is living, With water and bridges.”  Kenny Rogers

“There’s a bridge to tomorrow, There’s a bridge to the past.”  Dianne Reeves


“Get your motor runnin, head out on the highway….”  Steppenwolf

“But when I drive this car to work.  I feel like I’m going places, Landscapes all around me seem to change.

And when I drive this car to work I feel like I’m made of something, Some day things will start to go my way.”

The Commuter – Jeremy Messersmith


I’ll stand before the Lord of Song, With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah”  Leonard Cohen

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Mark