New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

My daddy came a marchin'
Over the hill at dawn
Had to make that wage, man
That's how we got along

My daddy's life was workin'
Workin' all day long
Put food on the table
And the children sang a song
Yes, the children sang a song

My grandad's name was pulpwood
Wore a coat of green
Took a wife in '31
Drove the big machine

My daddy load the lumber
Put it on the truck
Used to see him walkin' home on U.S. 41
That's right, U.S. 41

All my life's been workin'
Out the door and gone
Got to make that overtime
Keep us movin' on

Need a drink of water
To get out of the sun
Burnin' up to make that wage on U.S. 41
That's right, U.S. 41

The boss man owns the business
Keeps it goin' strong
Be blowin' like a hurricane and
Work like nothin's wrong

We got to keep on movin'
'Til the bell gone ring
Fill her up with kerosene
And let that lady sing
Whoa now, let that lady sing

His given name was Lucky
His wife's name Annie Brown
Run outside the law
And they chased him right on down

Lucky faced the lawman
The captain drew his gun
They put him with a sling blade
On U.S. 41
That's right, U.S. 41



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/t/tom_petty/us_41.html

Correct | Report

songmeanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts

Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
u
Unregistered
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!

Featuredlyrics

Explain

Write an explanation

Your explanation
Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
10 words
Good
Cool
Awesome!
Explanation guidelines:
  • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
  • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
  • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
×