Perhaps this is what was playing on the radio, as the driver came across a swollen river in his Toyota LandCruiser.
I’m a soldier of freedom in the army of man
We are the chosen, we’re the partisan
The cause it is noble and the cause it is just
We are ready to pay with our lives if we must
Gonna ride across the river deep and wide
Ride across the river to the other side
The current was strong, but the Dire Straits fan has such faith in the abilities of his Toyota Landcruiser, he decides to carry on. A few try to dissuade. But behind the wheel of what is termed as one of the World’s most accomplished off-roader, Richard Marx was so sure he’d clear the hazard, he guns it. In a hurry to leave town, he perhaps changed the track on the radio. Maybe this is what then played inside.
I swear I left her by the river
I swear I left her safe and sound
I need to make it to the river
And leave this old Nebraska town