Did you ever think about getting a CDL and driving a truck?
Well, you can save yourself the time and trouble by listening to "Truck Songs From The Sleeper" and getting the straight scoop on what it's like.
You don't even have to be interested in truck driving to like these songs. One non-driver we know of left this album in his car's CD player and listened to it everywhere he went for 9 months!!
Sample tracks 1,2,4,6,9,and 10 for first male singer.
Sample tracks 5 and 7 for second male singer.
Sample tracks 3 and 8 for female singer.
Sample lyrics shown below.
EIGHTY'S JUST NOT FAST ENOUGH-Russ McDaniel's ode to "hot"
loads. "If I sleep 2 hours and take a shower, I'll be 8 hours late" "This load was only hot because it was July--Christmas toys for girls and boys, hand-painted Christmas ties"
TRUCK DRIVIN' FOOL-Blues style "I've always been a fool about drivin' a truck ever since my daddy let me hook one up" "Thirty-five dollars just to wash the dud, Who'd drive somethin' like that but a truck drivin' fool"
SOMEONE WARM TO HOLD-Female ballad about your wife missing you. "But when you're drivin' through the night, listenin'to the radio...."
THIS DAMN EIGHTEEN WHEELER WON'T FIT DOWN THIS STREET-"This street was built back in '21, the trucks were all small, the drivin' was fun...but this damn 18 wheeler won't fit down this street, been tryin' all day, I've had nothing to eat, got 4 traffic tickets by quarter to three.
THIS TRUCKER'S HEADED HOME-"It's snowin' in the Rockies but I won't let that stop me" "Christy's turning 6 year old, this daddy's headed home."
JODIE ON THE PHONE-Actually written in the sleeper of a 1996 Freightliner about a real dispatcher and the Sleeper album was born. "Jodie is 21 and sure looks good to me. I'm an old gear-jammer pushin' 33,"
HE'LL DO ANYTHING TO KEEP ME FROM GOIN' HOME: Larry Heral's rocking dispatcher tale of woe. "I figured it'd beat sittin' so I took it but I'm bettin' that I'll never see my home in Arkansas." "I'd like to tear up my CDL, hitchhike home....."
AS THE CROW DRIVES: She sings about him "flying" home to her in a style reminiscent of Stevie Nicks. "I made him a dream-catcher and it hangs there in his cab, keeps him safe when he's far away, reminds him of what we have. It makes him fly that 18 wheeler home...."
INTERSTATE TRUCKER: "Runnin' late, runnin' tired, got the paranoid blues, drinkin' cold coffee, spilled fuel on my shoes" "She warms up Wisconsin on a cold winter's day cause she knows what I need to keep livin' this way."
THANK GOD FOR THE BIG OLD TRUCKS: Featured on stage pf the Grand Ole Opry for a TV special."Thank God for the big old trucks, rollin' down the interstate, deliverin' everything we need here in the USA" "genuine dyed artificially flavored frozen imitation ice cream, 44,000 pounds of it rollin' down to New Orleans" "but he'll get it there just- in-time" "so thank God for the drivers and thank God for the big old trucks"
WE HOPE YOU ENJOY LISTENING TO THIS ALBUM AS MUCH AS WE ENJOYED MAKING IT FOR YOU!! Thanks, Russ McDaniel & The Sleeper Band
1. Eighty's Just Not Fast Enough
2. Truck Drivin' Fool
3. Someone Warm To Hold
4. This Damn 18 Wheeler Won't Fit Down This Street
5. This Trucker's Headed Home
6. Jodie On The Phone
7. He'll Do Anything To Keep Me From Goin' Home
8. As The Crow Drives
9. Interstate Trucker
10. Thank God For The Big Old Trucks