Songfacts®: You can leave comments about the song at the bottom of the page.
This song is about two hippies and a dog taking a cross-country road trip in an old car that runs poorly. The protagonists of the song get mired in the Georgia clay, steal food from a farmer and work to pay it off, and end up living in Los Angeles, but the old car makes them want to hit the road again. Judging from my experience with classic cars, the 1946-55 Kaiser automobile runs poorly and fits into the time frame of the song. (thanks, Darrell - Eugene, United States)
Lobo is singer/songwriter Roland Kent LaVoie. Lobo means "Wolf" in Spanish. (thanks, Diana - Huntsville, AL)
Kristian Bush of Sugarland
Kristian talks songwriting technique, like how the chorus should redefine the story, and how to write a song backwards.
Collaborating with T Bone Burnett, Leslie Phillips changed her name and left her Christian label behind. Robert Plant, who recorded one of her songs on Raising Sand
, is a fan.
Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash
The Wishbone Ash guitarist on how touring with The Who inspired one of their most enduring songs, and why they moved to America at the peak of their powers.
The "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle" singer makes a habit of playing with the best in the business.