Murder Ballad Monday: The Highwaymen, “The Road Goes On Forever”


This honky-tonk ballad, about a working-class couple who turn to robbery and murder as a way out of their dead-end lives, really doesn’t have much redeeming social value, but it’s a masterpiece of storytelling. When I listen to it, I alternate between feeling empathy for their grim situation and recoiling from their cold-blooded narcissism. Does Sonny’s final gesture redeem his misspent life, even a little bit? You decide.



2 comments on “Murder Ballad Monday: The Highwaymen, “The Road Goes On Forever”

  1. zhenimsja says:

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