Monteagle Mountain (Cash Johnny)

There's a stretch of Highway on Interstate 24 between Nashville and Chattanooga That's claimed many trucker's life And your life is in your hands when you start down that long steep grade On Monteagle Mountain I just rolled out of Nashville in my big rig headin' south My eyes are on fire feels like cotton in my mouth My whole body's achin' but I got to make them big wheels roll I got to be in Florida by tomorrow morning with a full heavy load I got to get passed Atlanta as soon as I can tonight I got to try to dodge the scales and stay out of Smoky's sight But there's one big thing standin' like a nightmare in my way I got to top Monteagle Mountain a little bit later today Goin' down Monteagle Mountain on I-24 It's hell for a trucker when the decil's at your door He'll tempt you and tell you come on let her roll Cause the mountain wants your rig and trucker I want your soul When I started down Monteagle the brakes just wouldn't hold I knew I was in trouble and bout to lose control The runaway ramp was waitin' I saw the warnin' sign I said Lord help me make it have mercy on this soul of mine Well I ploughed into that runaway ramp and I could feel that bigh truck groan My life flashed right before my eyes and for a minute I thought I was gone But when the smoke cleared I thanked God that I was still alive Cause when there's a runaway on Monteagle some truckers don't survive Goin' down Monteagle Mountain on I-24 It's hell for a trucker when the decil's at your door He'll tempt you and tell you come on let her roll Cause the mountain wants your rig and trucker I want your soul Yeah many a good man had lost his life on Monteagle Mountain it's a long steep grade Many a good hard workin' boy gone over the side watch out for Monteagle