POTD: ‘Til the Wheels Fall Off and Burn

‘Til the Wheels Fall Off and Burn
Miles City, Montana

“How far are y’all going?” Ruby asked us with a sigh
“We’re going all the way ’til the wheels fall off and burn
’Til the sun peels the paint and the seat covers fade and the water moccasin dies”
Ruby just smiled and said, “Ah, you know some babies never learn”

–lyric from Bob Dylan, Brownsville Girl (click for video)


2 thoughts on “POTD: ‘Til the Wheels Fall Off and Burn”

  1. I tried but couldn’t remember the Dylan tune that the quote came from until reading your caption. The car looks to be longer than the trailer.

    1. The album Knocked Out Loaded never received good reviews but it has been one of my favorite Dylan albums, largely because of that song. Love the storyline. I even went out and found a very hard to find (at least years ago when I was looking for it) copy of the G. Peck movie mentioned in the song to watch. I ended up buying a bootleg version of the movie on a VHS tape. It turns out someone had just stuck a video camera in front of a TV when it the movie was playing. Very poor quality as you can imagine. The movie “The Gunfighter” is of course now easy to locate–watch it on Youtube.

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