Who Sang This Highway's Mine (Roadmaster)? Steve Earle & The Dukes

Steve Earle & The Dukes The Hard Way cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1990-6-26
length: 3:55
I'm running down this highway
Don't remember where I slept last night
I just remember halfway through the night
I woke up stiff with fright
I dreamed there was no asphalt
I dreamed there was no gasoline
Felt like a rat caught in some nowhere town
I woke up and screamed

This highway
This highway
This highway
This highway
This highway
This highway's mine

I grew up on the dragstrip
I used to shut em down
I used to take their pinkslips
There's a sucker born in every town
I never showed no mercy
I blew them all away
They stood there and cursed me
As I towed their lives away

I used to run the cocaine
I used to run the weed
These days I'm just running
Tryin' to make this highway bleed
Sometimes the only difference 'tween me and this machine
Is I run on desperation
She runs on gasoline

I'm the Roadmaster
The Asphalt Blaster
Mess with me and I'll shut you down
The bad thing
The highway king and I've come to claim my kingdom now

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Other Kind
  • 2 Promise You Anything
  • 3 Esmeralda's Hollywood
  • 4 Hopeless Romantics
  • 5 This Highway's Mine (Roadmaster)
  • 6 Billy Austin
  • 7 Justice in Ontario
  • 8 Have Mercy
  • 9 When the People Find Out
  • 10 Country Girl
  • 11 Regular Guy
  • 12 West Nashville Boogie
  • 13 Close Your Eyes