Zac Brown Band - Highway 20 Ride Lyrics

I ride east every other Friday but if I had it my way
A day would not be wasted on this drive
And I want so bad to hold you
Son, there's things I haven't told you
Your mom and me couldn't get along

So I'll drive
And I think about my life
And wonder why
That I slowly die inside
Every time I turn that truck around right at the Georgia line
And I count the days and the miles back home to you on that Highway 20 ride

A day might come you'll realize that if you see through my eyes
There was no other way to work it out
And a part of you might hate me
But, son, please don't mistake me
For a man that didn't care at all

And I drive
And I think about my life
And wonder why
That I slowly die inside
Every time I turn that truck around right at the Georgia line
And I count the days and the miles back home to you on that Highway 20 ride

So when you drive
And the years go flying by
I hope you smile
If I ever cross your mind
It was a pleasure of my life
And I cherished every time
And my whole world
It begins and ends with you
On that Highway 20 ride....

20 ride

20 ride

Highway 20 ride
And I ride


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  1. Pablo

    I don't get it, why does he turn around at the Georgia line every time to "go back to you"? Does he just drive there and turn around without seeing anyone?? I've really tried to figure these lyrics out and it makes no sense, I know what it's trying to say but the way it's written doesn't make sense.
    Anyone able to help out??

  2. marta nika

    Haven’t heard this last year it is a good song while driving .
    This man is blessed with a brilliant voice for sure .

  3. Michael Bodell

    Here is a link to the original music video

  4. robust waffle iron

    This was me

  5. ShotgunRider

    Love from Israel ❤️


    this pos should not even be aloud to sing this song! he don't have a fucking clue what it's like to make that ride!

    darren lew


  7. Dj Burdon

    She has my hart .no else even comes my mlm love life is over nothing to give anyone else.just god.

  8. Dj Burdon

    If I'm lucky witch im but she may find mee one km be waiting day or 1000 dont matter had 2 great woman in my world to be with lost them both .still live them never seen in 30 years then other when I'm dead if I'm lucky

  9. Dj Burdon

    This reminds of a love I had once

  10. Tyson #1 Fan

    This song is one of my favorites and one of my Best friends was going through some issues so I hadn't seen him in probably almost 2yrs and we had a good time and life wasn't great for either of us but we talked about getting a place together and getting are lives back and I left that night and he Died! Overdose! Life's 2short and you never know what can happen and I know he had his demon but so did I and I'm not sure what made me think about this besides the song and I miss you Russ!

  11. gene wise

    Where is the official music video for this song?

  12. D C

    This song came on and i heard it for the first time when i was visiting my 10 year old who moved 7 hours away. Was my first trip up and yeah i cried.

  13. Wendy Moseng

    Zac, you gave up your family for, your fame. I’m sorry for you. I hope your children can forgive you.

    David Vantress

    Wendy Moseng Zac was the kid in this song.

    Take your ignorant judgmental bullshit and shove it.

  14. Michael Pieters

    Thinking of my divorce and visiting my kids after the divorce till they decided we hate you, dont wanna see me anymore. This hits home

  15. Charmaine Sweat

    Love this

  16. Craig

    Heard this while put on hold with my car insurance provider. I like. I usually don't listen to country.

  17. Mike Rivera

    I remember this song,from my childhood staring at the world through a windshield it was beautiful somtimes,and other times I thought OH FUCK this is not my childhood, this is someone else's LMFAO!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  18. marta nika

    Zac sure makes beautiful touching songs

  19. Ethan Durrett

    Daddy loves you addilyn Leigh .

  20. Emmy Veenstra

    I love this beautiful video, the band. the music is Amazing!💝 Thank you so much 🙏

  21. Miguel Orozco

    My cousin past away and he use to love this song years later i had my daughter and moved to texas so now i gotta take that highway 20 ride to my home town in Georgia crazy how life works

  22. eliah furgala

    Worst lyric edit ever

  23. elisha price

    My kids father used to sing this to them when he came to visit, he was very sick, and didnt see the kids much after we split up. He died of liver disease at the tender age of 28, when our children were just 9 and 10. Im balling like a baby listening to this with our daughter today :(

  24. drewby613

    Love the backup vocals this band has. What a great sound!!

  25. Yazid 22Scropio

    One day I woke up and turned on the TV. The night before I was changing channels before I fell asleep, I turned the television on it was on cmt, the song Chicken Fried was playing, I listened without changing the channel, I went out and bought his first album " The Revolution" Now I listen to country music, its soothing, it makes me feel at peace, I'm from the hood. I appreciate this so much!!!

    Helena Boñita

    Me too! I LOVE IT!!

  26. Charisa Adkins

    Highway 20 ride love this song <3

  27. marta nika

    I like Zac Brown he is a very talented music artist

  28. Dirrtysouth1

    What happened to the original video?

  29. Terry Wilkerson

    I still cannot drink enough to hear this without crying like a baby. One day, I hope my son gives me a chance to explain everything.

  30. BS17

    Geesh. I’m too emotional. I just cried like a baby listening to this song. Darn it!

  31. Colin J

    My wife left me and took the kids across the country...I hope my kids will know I will always love them

  32. Matthew LaMacchia

    I had a thought about the apostles of Christ....When they walked with him they didn't have a sacriced Christ in their heart or eye....They didn't have the syn of the world in them....Makes you 🤔 doesn't it....Don't put an innocent man to die for what you've done change your own life.....Choices....

  33. Ben Hall

    Seriously who can tell between Zac live or album all the same

  34. Schweddy

    Some day I will play this for my son..... some day.

  35. Bonnie Maynard


  36. Bonnie Maynard


  37. Josie Alvrz

    The most empty feeling I’ve ever had, after dropping off my daughter at her mom’s, I cannot wait for next week when I get to see me princess again!

  38. Blair Davidson

    Zach you made me cry the first time I heard this thinking about my son after the divorce

  39. SpartanViking 117

    I havent seen my son in 4 months and i havent been able to listen to this because i was scared by how much i would cry. And now im at 2 minutes crying my eyed out at work. I just miss my kid.

  40. SenXon

    I miss you dad 😞 why did you have to leave us

  41. Logan Rankins

    I know how it feels and I'm only 10

  42. matt lentell

    lost my 3 kids over 17 years ago to another country.. boy how I wished I
    could have had the highway 20 life... would have and still would give
    anything to have had that instead of them just being... Well just
    gone... nothing impacts a parent like not being able to be there for
    their kids and the guilt and remorse that comes with it.

  43. Charisa Adkins

    <3 <3 <3

  44. Albert Peterman

    I love this song black man but I love this song

  45. Matthew Reed

    Maybe learn the words

  46. Donald Savage

    that's an amazing song... it reminds me of my life living in beautiful Colorado ... Time I'll never forget, clean living and open freedom!

  47. Joey McNew

    Being on the road for 300 + days per year, is one of the worst things for musicians, families and everyone that's involved. We miss all the really important things in our families lives, including our family. We can't make up the time and things missed, but, we can be there for everything going forward. I wouldn't trade one day of home life now, for anything the road has to offer. These songs are true life experiences that we all go though sometime or another. It's our way of expressing our day to day lives.

  48. Ken Brummitt

    My brother had his children taken away . while he was at work for thirteen years he searched for them he bought all the gifts on the right days Christmas, birthdays , Halloween, Easter you get it he had a stack of money orders bout 3 inches thick just waiting on his kids to come home,he finally got a letter from them they
    Wanted to know why he deserted them his x had been telling them that he left them well after he told em he lived in the same place, same phone number, same job ,car and about the room filled with all those holiday gifts and money orders from 13 years they finally came home now they are with Dad and have nothing to do with her cause she lied all those years moral of the story WHO WINS absolutely no one lives destroyed cause love hurts

  49. Carlos Harris

    I moved to Vegas, from Georgia, imagine how I feel, missing my baby girl. I love this song.

  50. Cody Stewart

    I love you and you don't leave my mind J I love you so much..... waiting for J. We understand and we know. I love you baby daddy..... we are going to all be ok. I love you j

  51. Cody Stewart

    Not his and waiting and wondering where you are at. Come get my tears. I want you to know and be certain. There is only one way chicken

  52. Cody Stewart

    Love you Yanna Je. I am yours

  53. Cody Stewart

    I love you j. Quit sticking me, sir

  54. Cody Stewart

    Save me please

  55. dat bootwell

    My ex just pulled up to meet me to pick up my daughter and son with her windows rolled down blaring this song.

  56. pashalis meyers

    I just played this for my 15 year old son for the first time. His dad got hooked on heroin and disappeared from his life 3 years ago. Though my son hides his feelings about being abandoned by his father, I know he doesn't understand how his dad chose drugs over him.

    I will never be able to fix the damage caused by his dad. My whole world really does begin and end with my son.

  57. Michael Clark Jr.

    Love this song reminds me of my son and an ex.

  58. Ralph Jingo

    The only song am afraid to listen to cos of the emotions it brings.i feel lime they r telling my story.great band.great music

  59. Rubi Garcia

    Beautiful song, I love it, because a friend of mine work very hard so he stayed with his son a little time.
    This song means a lot for him and his son. Bless all fathers.

  60. xMNx Mods

    Who's still here 2019🔥🔥🔥

    shoun conway

    probably every dad getting fucked over

  61. Dave Batts

    This song really hits home. It was an hr and a half down hwy 70 for me. Just wanted to give a shout out to the dads out there that give a damn. Kinda hard to read some of these comments.

  62. Danny pjr

    this song makes me think of dropping off my daughter to her mom

  63. Chris B.

    I ex and I split up 15 years ago when my kids were very young. She constantly used them as weapons against me to get what she wanted from me while her and her girlfriend tried to push me out of their lives. Years later she has given up trying to exclude me from my kids and now she tries to control them. Unfortunately for hwr they are old enough to she her for what she really is.

  64. Raven Kitley

    I have done a lot of back in forth from house to house for 27 years I’m a autistic YouTuber who has a rough teenage years because of my aunt and uncle dying of cancer

  65. Michael Clark Jr.

    I can relate to this song....

  66. loseyourwings

    Going thru the Hell right now kids will never understand we didn’t either when we were young

  67. PEPPERONI 1323

    Turn it up and give me another modelo

  68. Jacob Astey

    this song is about my life

  69. Jacob Astey

    I love the song

  70. Joe Cottrill

    Dedicated to my son's William and Elijah Cottrill. I miss you more than you'll ever know. Love Daddy

  71. Suze Cope

    Can't wait for ZBB to come here to Vegas!!. So excited to see them.
    I Love the way their music tells a story, Always Loved em
    He can sing !! …

  72. Flute Løøps

    Gosh, these comments are breaking my heart. :'(

  73. Flute Løøps

    Every time I hear this song I cry, and it's been like that for a few years now.
    When I was in 7th or 8th grade my dad was dropping me and my brother off with my mom after a half hour ride down a few different highways, and he played this song or it came on. He said this song always makes him sad because he's thinking of us. That was one of the rare times in my life I've seen my dad cry, and me and my brother started sobbing.
    Now a few years later, it still reminds me of that moment. Literally one afternoon at band practice recently they played this song on the loudspeakers before practice, and as I was walking over to the flute section I started tearing up, and someone asked me if I was okay.😅
    I'll never forget this song. And reading all these comments made me realize how many people relate to this song the same exact way. :')

  74. Terrence Popp

    I drove 571 miles 1 way 2 times a month for 5 and a half years to see my daughters. it was hard since I was in the army. but when there is a will there is a way.

  75. Suze Cope

    When Life happens, n then years go by, n you hear a song like this, n it allows you to reflect on your own life, n that's where you make the connection to the song, it's telling Your story, n you feel so much emotion, cuz you know n you remember just how precious Life really is, n it just sort of completes you, it's All about the unconditional Love in your Life

  76. Caitlin Hughes

    My parents split up when my sister and i were teenagers. My dad would drive to see us, and this kind of became our song. Every time we hear this song the 3 of us become blubbering idiots ❤ thank you for creating a song so many families can relate to

  77. sushil sharma

    not any special meaning to me,but strike to my heart

  78. Certified Loser

    I have a 13 year old son. And me and his mother were divorced officially in 2015. There's so many things that I know he still yet doesn't understand , and as much as I've tried I know he has resentments towards me. But I think of and miss him every day of my life. I haven't seen him but once in ten months. Even though I do try to talk to him on messenger at least every couple days, appearantly keeping a teenage boy on the actual phone with ol dad for longer than five mins isn't all that easy. I was / have been there/here for most all of his life, although this past year it seems we are growing apart and that scares me so much. I don't know what to do. I tell him I love him all the time, I try to explain to him (without any extreme detail of course, and never talk bad about his mother, that I know this past year has been rough and I'm mostly to blame and I want to fix this ND not end up like me and my estranged father. But almost seems to no avail. I'm so lost. I don't know what to do. I hope this doesn't come out the wrong way, and I understand he is a teenager, but I feel like, well I know, the only time he actually engages or initiates a conversation with me is if he wants a video game or something like that, or just some money. And that cool, I understand. And want to to do it. But it does hurt my feelings. Idk. I'm just lost it seems. He was never a Mama's boy, always a daddy's boy. Now I don't know how to get that back. Any advice is appreciated guys. Ty

    Flute Løøps

    I can't really give any good/ valuable advice, but I really hope things get better between yall. <3

  79. The HERO Family

    It's as if this song was made from a chapter of my life.

  80. blackheart 1502

    I love you heather Thomas and Sharon Lynn and I deeply miss you love Eric.

  81. Daryl Lloyd

    I hope my son doesn’t hate me when he’s older and understands it wasn’t my fault...🙏🏼❤️🎸

  82. Robert Wood

    Drive to get my two girls ever week

  83. Passenger's Lover


  84. Adelaide Miller

    I cry listening every time😭

  85. billy biker

    The sad thing is alot of father's try to see there kid's but the mother is so terrible she won't let it happen and it's just hurting the kid's

  86. Unholy Chemical

    dang, i didn't expect a violin to start playing.

  87. Gary C

    This song related to my family thank you Zack brown band so much😂😁😘

  88. mary beth mb


  89. Noah Coleman

    I remember crying my eyes out to this song everyday when my parents got divorced. I was 8 or 9 and my dad was a truck driver, so the highway part really hit me. We were really close, best friends. He suffered from alcohol and drug addictions (not to mention serious criminal offenses his whole life) and it finally caught up to him and the addictions came back and my mom couldn’t handle it so the split. I rarely saw him and if I did he would ask me for money. We would throw the football around and have fun but he would take stuff from our house and pawn it for drug money, I’m guessing that’s what he used it for. He ended up disappearing for probably a year or two (mainly Bc my mom didn’t want us talking to him) but when we were finally able to again, he had prostate cancer and he was living in Louisiana (we were in Arkansas). We would talk on the phone everynight. I dropped everything whenever I got his call Bc it was the important to me. He would joke about hitchiking up here to get me. Two months past and he was diagnosed with brain cancer. We were on food stamps, dead broke, so we couldn’t afford to go see him, so ppl from our old churchpulled enough money to drive us down there. I didn’t recognize him. He had a cane, bald headed, and living in an old beaten down apartment. We went out to eat one night and I remember him falling in the street. I called my mom that night and was in tears Bc I couldn’t believe the condition he was in. We came back home and 2 days later we had just gotten back to our house and there was a note from a friend saying he had passed away at about 3 pm that day. What hurts a lot is that I tried calling him that day at around 3:30. But this song makes my childhood flash before my eyes. Cry every time I hear it. Still miss you pops. Gonna make you proud❤️

  90. Randy Nyberg

    East gorgeia ok girls i got it...will see Wayne through it.

  91. James Stefani

    I’m not certain which is more gut wrenching, this absolutely beautiful song, or the the comments listed below. Stay focused on the kids. It’s ALL about them.

  92. captlucky 23

    Original vid anyone

    Gan Lao

    captlucky 23

    @Gan Lao thank you so much

  93. Karma 7

    Great song and performance.

  94. Master Skywalker

    I lived this very song for around 18 years. And any man tells you that it ain't hard. Then he is a damn liar. It even breaks my heart to relive it.

  95. Carolina Life

    If anyone needs a hug u can come to me

  96. j g

    Still love this song! :)

  97. Amber Brown

    This song hurts me Everytime! Today marks 9 years without my dad. I was 15 when I lost him... He loved me so much but struggled showing it, I'd give anything to have him back!