Everybody has a favorite ride song, and this is mine... and what great ride images in this Bob Seger - Roll Me Away music video. Classic Bob Seger 1982. Brings back some great memories for me that the younger generation of my family can relate to because they like Bob Seger and riding, too!
Bob Seger's Roll Me Away from the album The Distance (1982) (Audio CD Dec. 2008)
It was the best of times and the worst of times for Seger's Silver Bullet Band, and after the shuffle, the 1983 Go The Distance Tour included Alto Reed, Don Brewer (Grand Funk RR), Bob Seger, Craig Frost, Dawayne Bailey (Chicago), and Chris Campbell.
The Distance spawned numerous hits beginning with Rodney Crowell's "Shame on the Moon" (Seger's #1 career hit), "Even Now", "Roll Me Away" and "Making Thunderbirds" (promoted with a music video filmed in Detroit.)
Roll Me Away (written by Seger) is on the Armagedden (1998 film) soundtrack and was played all the way through to close Cher's big film hit, The Mask (1985.) It was Seger's opening song on his Face the Promise Tour, 2006-2007 ... and it also closes in 1984 film, Reckless as Aidan Quinn & Daryl Hannah ride off on Aidan's motorcycle.
There are a couple hundred personal stories attached to this video ... Here are a couple that make me think of myself and my brothers back in th 80's when we were looking back over the crazy turmoil that we had grown up in... the assassinations of JFK, RFK and Martin Luther King, JR. ..Vietnam and the explosion of great music: The Rolling Stones, Hendrix, Dylan, Joplin and Woodstock.
...I was in the military back in '86. I bought a brand new Honda Nighthawk 650 and got 6 weeks of leave that summer. I was 26 and rolled out the front gates of CFB Petawawa for the time of my life. I toured most of North America. From Yosemite, the Avenue of the Giants in Oregon, the Great Plains, the Rockies, I slept in ditches 'neath the stars, washed in rivers, ate a billion tacos, drank whisky and racked up 15, 000 miles, all solo.
I will never forget those miles and the smiles - racerxjj67.
...Ride it long, ride it hard. Ride it till all the tears, all the fear, all the troubles disappear. Motorcycles saved my life! - HDbikerchick.
If you are in the wind, enjoy the ride my friends and enjoy the memories..
If you are interested, here are the Roll Me Away lyrics:
Took a look down a westbound road
Right away I made my choice
Headed out to my big two-wheeler
I was tired of my own voice
Took a beat on the northern plains
And just roll that power on
Twelve hours out of Mackinaw City
Stopped at a bar to have a brew
Met a girl, only had a few drinks
And I told her what I decided to do
She looked out the window a long, long moment
And she looked into my eyes
She didn't have to say a word
I knew what she was thinkin'
Roll, roll me away, won't you roll me away tonight
I too am lost
I feel double-crossed
And I'm sick of what's wrong and what's right
We never even said a word
We just walked out and got on that bag
And we rolled
And we rolled clean out of sight
We rolled across the high plains
Deep into the mountains
Felt so good to me
Finally feeling free
Somewhere along the high road
Air began to turn cold
She said she must go home
I had it all along
Stood alone on a mountaintop
Staring out at the great divine
I could go east I could go west
It was all up to me to decide
Just then I saw a young hawk flying
And my soul began to rise
And pretty soon, my heart was singing
Roll, roll me away, wanna roll me away tonight
Gotta keep rollin', gotta keep ridin'
Keep searchin' till I find what's right
And as the sunset faded
I spoke to the faintest, first starlight
I said next time
Next time, we'll get it right
Roll me away (repeat)