Merle Haggard – The Fugitive

Its release marked a pivotal moment in Haggard's career, soaring to the top of the charts and claiming its place as a cornerstone of country music history, this masterpiece managed to reach number one on US Hot Country Songs (Billboard).

Unraveling Merle Haggard’s Timeless Classic: «The Fugitive»

As the dust settles on the country roads of nostalgia, one name shines through the haze of time like a beacon of storytelling prowess—Merle Haggard. But what lies beneath the surface of his legendary track «The Fugitive»? Let’s embark on a journey through the heart of country music’s golden era and uncover the secrets woven within this timeless ballad.

Exploring «The Fugitive»:

Cover LP Merle Haggard Capitol 1967
Cover LP Merle Haggard Capitol 1967
Released in December 12, 1966, Merle Haggard’s «The Fugitive» encapsulates the essence of outlaw country with its raw authenticity and gripping narrative. Written by Liz Anderson and Casey Anderson, the song found its home on Haggard’s album «I’m a Lonesome Fugitive,» produced by Ken Nelson. Its release marked a pivotal moment in Haggard’s career, soaring to the top of the charts and claiming its place as a cornerstone of country music history, this masterpiece managed to reach number one on US Hot Country Songs (Billboard).

The Essence of the Song:

At its core, «The Fugitive» spins the tale of a man on the run, grappling with the consequences of his past transgressions. Through vivid imagery and soul-stirring melodies, Haggard paints a portrait of longing, regret, and redemption. As the protagonist navigates the winding roads of fate, listeners are transported to a world where the line between right and wrong blurs with each passing mile.




Merle Haggard: A Trailblazer in Country Music:

Merle Haggard - Today I Started Loving You Again
Merle Haggard
Merle Haggard’s legacy transcends mere accolades; it’s a testament to his unparalleled talent and indomitable spirit. With over 30 number-one hits and a slew of awards to his name, including multiple Grammy Awards and induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Haggard remains an icon of the genre. His gritty vocals and unwavering authenticity continue to resonate with audiences worldwide, cementing his status as a true pioneer of country music.
In the tapestry of country music history, «The Fugitive» stands as a shining gem—a testament to the enduring power of storytelling and the unmatched talent of Merle Haggard. So, as you delve into the haunting melodies and poignant lyrics of this timeless classic, remember that its echoes reverberate through generations, weaving a thread of nostalgia that binds us all.

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Merle Haggard – The Fugitive Lyrics

Down every road there’s always one more city
I’m on the run the highway is my home
I raised a lot a cane back in my younger days
While mama used to pray my crops would fail
Now I’m a hunted fugitive with just two ways
Outrun the law or spend my life in jail
I’d like to settle down but they won’t let me
A fugitive must be a rolling stone
Down every road there’s always one more city
I’m on the run the highway is my home
(Guitar Music)
I’m lonely but I can’t afford the luxury
Of having one I love to come along
She’d only slow me down and they’d catch up with me
For he who travel fastest goes alone
I’d like to settle down but they won’t let me
A fugitive must be a rolling stone
Down every road there’s always one more city
I’m on the run the highway is my home
I’m on the run the highway is my home

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Single Merle Haggard Capitol 1966
Single Merle Haggard Capitol 1966

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