big wheels in the moonlight lyrics – dan seals

i came from a town that was so small
you look both ways, you could see it all
all i wanted was some way out
every evening i’d slip into town

and stand around by the caution light
and watch the big trucks rolling by
for me it was a beautiful sight
big wheels in the moonlight

i had a case of wanderl*st
i’d lie awake with the windows up
out on highway fifty nine
i could hear some big old diesel whine

she was going through all the gears
and headed out to who knows where
i fell asleep ‘most every night
dreaming about big wheels in the moonlight

and i want to put my life on the centerline
and i want to see the world before i die
and i know that there’s a peace i’ll never find
’cause those big old wheels keep rolling through my mind

how i got here, it’s hard to say
so many things got in my way
can’t complain about all i’ve got
kids and a wife and a regular job

but at night when i’m sitting here
all alone in a living room chair
sometimes i close my eyes
and see big wheels in the moonlight

and i want to put my life on the centerline
and i want to see the world before i die
and i know that there’s a peace i’ll never find
’cause those big old wheels keep rolling through my mind

and i want to put my life on the centerline
and i want to see the world before i die
and i know that there’s a peace i’ll never find
’cause those big old wheels keep rolling through my mind

’cause those big old wheels keep rolling through my mind

/ dan seals lyrics