Lead Footin' In The Left Lane

Story Behind The Song

I wrote this song after paying my bills on a Friday night. Until I became a performer, I had never even been pulled over, let alone received a speeding ticket. I think I was just plain lucky though, because I've always had a tendency to like to hit the gas pedal and go! It's exhilarating and feels good when life's worries are keeping you down.

Song Description

"Lead Footin' In The Left Lane is on Julianne Ankley's album "Vivid", which won the 2012 Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Country Recording.

Song Length 3:45 Genre Country - Rock, Rock - Roots/Rock n' Roll
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Subject Cars, Highway, Street, Road Similar Artists , Trisha Yearwood
Era 2000 and later


Lead Footin' In The Left Lane
@2010 Julianne Ankley BMI

sick of having Fridays turn into Mondays
with out one dollar to spare
counting out pennies to pay my bills
this rat race don't seem so fair

what happened to the times when life was easy
how'd it get to be this way
I'm about to my breakin' point
time to stand or fade away

I wanna go lead footin' in the left lane
Can't go fast enough
Leave my worries a few miles back
Gonna gun it and I won't let up
This comin' in last is one big drag
my patience is worn thin
I wanna go lead footin' in the lead lane
Time to go from losin' to win

The number 80 punched on a clock
Looks better as an mph
windows down with the radio pumpin'
jockeyin' for first place

don't wanna be a law breaker
but I've got this itch I need to fill
I wanna fly pass those other cars
Just like they're standin' still


Bridge -
Oh Officer could you give me one lil break
Was I really going all that fast
Didn't seem like 98



Lyrics Julianne Ankley Music Julianne Ankley
Producer Nolan Mendenhall Publisher Julianne Ankley/Toil and Trouble Music
Performance Julianne Ankley

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