Who Sang Life on the Road? The Kinks

The Kinks Sleepwalker cover art

Some other versions of "Life on the Road"
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
release date: 1977-2-12
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Classic Rock
length: 5:01
Ever since I was a child,
I loved to wander wild
Through the bright city lights,
And find myself a life I could call my own.
It was always my ambition
To see Piccadilly,
Ramble and roam around Soho
And Pimlico and Savile Row,
And walk down the Abbey Road.
So I saved all my money
And packed up my clothes,
And I said good-bye to my friends
And my folks back home.
And I left for a life of my own.
I left for a life on the road.

I'm a real hungry tyke,
And I know what I like.
And I know where I'm goin':
To those bright city lights.
Oh yeah, oh yeah,
This time I'm gonna get there.
I'm bound for a life on the road.
Give me life on the road.
I said life on the road.

When I arrived in Euston,
I was little more than a child.
And I didn't know then
That the dives and the dens
Would be so vulgar and wicked and wild.
Mama always told me
The city ladies were bawdy and bold.
And so I searched night and day
To catch a kissable lady,
But all that I caught was a cold,
'Cause those stuck-up city ladies
Didn't notice me walk by.
Now I've got holes in my shoes
'Cause I've been walkin' the streets all night.
And I'm livin' the life that I chose.
Livin' my life on the road.
I said life on the road.
I want life on the road.
Life on the road.

I was standing with the punks in Praed Street,
When a muscle man came my way.
He said,

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Life on the Road
  • 2 Mr. Big Man
  • 3 Sleepwalker
  • 4 Brother
  • 5 Juke Box Music
  • 6 Sleepless Night
  • 7 Stormy Sky
  • 8 Full Moon
  • 9 Life Goes On

  • Album Information
    label: Arista
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin