There was a period where I would start every road race with this song.
The entire album is a masterpiece.
“Robbie Robertson – Guitar: [Last lines] The road was our school. At the end it was our sense of survival. It taught us all we know. There’s not much left that we can really take from the road. We’ve had our share of, or, maybe it’s just superstitious.
Martin Scorsese – Interviewer: Superstitious in what way?
Robbie Robertson – Guitar: No. You can press your luck. The road has taken a lot of great ones. Hank Williams. Buddy Holly. Otis Redding. Janis. Jimi Hendrix. Elvis. Its a goddamn impossible way of life.
Martin Scorsese – Interviewer: It is, isn’t it.
Robbie Robertson – Guitar: No question about it.–The Last Waltz
Probably can be said of any way of life. It’ll teach you everything you know, and it will kill you, if you let it. My preferred Thanksgiving movie, although Planes, Trains & Automobiles is also a worthy choice.
It was a tough call between this one and Organ Donor.