There is a shocking lack of songs dedicated to the romance and mystery that is public transit. I've been through the discographies of several bands -- Ted Nugent, Bruce Springsteen and AC/DC most recently -- and I can find no references to the glories of riding the No. 6 Riverfront Express. In fact the only bus-related songs I can think of are: "Magic Bus," by The Who (all links open up YouTube videos); "Bus Rider," which was a minor hit for The Guess Who; " Bus Stop" by the Hollies (which isn't really about buses, but we'll claim it anyway); and Weird Al Yankovic's parody of "Another One Bites The Dust," " Another One Rides The Bus ." And let us not forget The Allman Brothers' " Ramblin' Man" which qualifies because of the following lyric:
My father was a gambler down in Georgia
And he wound up out in the wrong in Alabam’
I was born in the back seat of a Greyhound bus
Rollin’ down Highway 41.
So, by my count, I've written the sixth-best bus song ever. Of course, I might have missed one or two others, but even so, I'm still in the Top Ten.
Note: My apologies for the broken link, which I just discovered. You can now hear Backs Of Heads in all of its glory.