Hands on the Wheel Lyrics

Willie Nelson


album: Track 14 in album Red Headed Stranger
release date: 1975
popularity : 12 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 4:24
composer: Will Callery
lyricist: Will Callery

Cover Art

Willie Nelson Red Headed Stranger cover art
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At a time when the world seems to be
Spinning hopelessly out of control
There's deceivers and believers
And old in-betweeners
That seem to have no place to go

Well it's the same old song
It's right and it's wrong
And livin' is just something I do
And with no place to hide
I looked in your eyes
And I found myself in you

I looked to the stars
Tried all of the bars
And I've nearly gone up in smoke
Now my hands on the wheel
Of something that's real
And I feel like I'm goin' home

And in the shade of an oak
Down by the river
Sat an old man and a boy
Settin' sails, spinnin' tails
And fishin' for whales
With a lady that they both enjoy

Well it's the same damn tune
It's the man in the Moon
It's the way that I feel about you
And with no place to hide
I looked in your eyes
And I found myself in you

And I looked to the stars
Tried all of the bars
And I've nearly gone up in smoke
Now my hands on the wheel
Of something that's real
And I feel like I'm goin' home


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Time of the Preacher
  • 2 I Couldn't Believe It Was True
  • 3 Time of the Preacher Theme
  • 4 Medley: Blue Rock Montana / Red Headed Stranger
  • 5 Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
  • 6 Red Headed Stranger
  • 7 Time of the Preacher Theme
  • 8 Just as I Am
  • 9 Denver
  • 10 O'er the Waves
  • 11 Down Yonder
  • 12 Can I Sleep in Your Arms?
  • 13 Remember Me
  • 14 Hands on the Wheel
  • 15 Bandera