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arguing with a fire pilot is a lot like wrestling with a pig in the mud:  after a while you begin to think the pig likes it.

Here's a new twist on an old favorite -- Eric Lancaster's lyrics to SIX MONTHS ON THE ROAD, researched/borrowed from SIX DAYS ON THE ROAD by Steve Earle.

(Here's a video clip of Steve Earle doing Copperhead Road -- another classic -- and here's a little clip from amazon of Earle's SIX DAYS ON THE ROAD.)

And now, by Eric Lancaster:

SIX MONTHS ON THE ROAD

Well I pulled outta Boise headed out for the eastern seaboard.
Got my P3 wound up and sheís runnin' like never before.
Thereís no home base tonight, donít see a mudmonkey in sight.
Six months on the road and I'm a'gonna make it home tonight.

Got Bravo Five ahead and Tanker 25 behind.
Iím on my fifth reload and my eyes are open wide.
Just passed Jimmy in T-18, Iíve been passing Leads all right!
Six months on the road and I'm a'gonna make it home tonight.

Well it seems like March since I kissed my little wench goodbye.
I could have a lot of women but Hokeís my senior guy.
ďGo ugly early,Ē he says all right, thatís all heís said all night!
Six months on the road and I'm a'gonna make it home tonight.

Well the FAA is ramp-checkin' down the line.
My tanker's downloaded again; my W&B says Iím fine.
But nothin' bothers me tonight, I can dodge The Black Pearl all right!
Six months on the road and I'm a'gonna make it home tonight.

My tanker's a little old, Tony Kern told me so.
There's retardant from the belly and Air Attack says itís a go.
Fort Huachuca's comin' in sight, if you think I'm happy you're nuts.
Six months on the road and I'm a'gonna make it home tonight!