Rocking Rope Swing Music Video

The old Highway 19 bridge in Eminence provides a popular swimming hole for many passers by on a hot summer day right in front of River’s Edge Resort. While we do not recommend any dangerous activity, we do find it amusing to watch all the fun to be had at this vintage 1930’s Spandral Arch Bridge saved as a pedestrian walkway over the Jack’s Fork of the Current River.

The song “Radio Lane” performed by Blue Plate Special really captures the spirit of riding the backroads of the Ozarks. If you want more of their bluesy-rock sound, you can catch them Live in the Springfield, Missouri area.

Songwriter, Peter Stevens was kind enough to share the lyrics with us:

Sometimes I get that wonder lust; I want to take my Harley for a ride.
Sometimes I get that wonder lust; I want to take that monster for a ride.
Ah, but I sold that hog when the bills came due – had to buy me that double-wide.

 

Yeah, cruising them old country roads, that’s the only thing that keeps me sane.
Yeah, cruising them old country roads, that’s the only thing what keeps me sane.
Now that brings up the story of a road I know, and they call it Radio Lane.

 

Radio Lane – not too long.
Radio Lane – not too wide.
Radio Lane always gets me to the other side of that unlucky highway,
that highway in the sky.
You could take another road, but Lord, I don’t know why.

 

Them radio towers they stand so tall, you know they almost touch the sky.
Yeah, all them towers stand so tall I believe they almost touch the sky.

 

Yeah, they’re all talk now, but a long time ago I bet they let that music fly.
And if you head East to the double stop you’ll find you’re thirsty – yes, you will.
Yeah, if you head East to the double stop you’ll find you’re thirsty – bet you will.
Ah, you make a left and a right and you cross that creek,
and make your way to the Old Mill.

 

Radio Lane – not too long.
Radio Lane – not too wide.
Radio Lane always gets me to the other side of that unlucky highway,
that highway in the sky.
You could take another road, but Lord, I don’t know why.

 

And if you need a habitat, you call humanity.
Get on down to Radio Lane – they’ll give you one for free.

 

Them county boys they changed the name – they call it Farm Road 102
Yeah, Mr. Smith he pulled the switch – he calls it Farm Road 102
Yeah, you call it what you want – me, I gotta do what I gotta do.

 

Radio Lane – not too long.
Radio Lane – not too wide.
Radio Lane always gets me to the other side of that unlucky highway,
that highway in the sky.
You could take another road, but Lord, I don’t know why.

 

You could take another road, but Lord, I don’t know why.

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