"Way Out There" Lyrics. Bob Nolan quote-"This was my very first tune. There was something about the lure of the road and the knights of the road that prompted me to join them. For approximately four years, my young life was spent in riding the rails and enjoying the ‘romance of the road’. I traveled everywhere in this country, moving along on a capricious thought. I actually composed ‘Way Out There’ when I was enjoying the freedom of boyhood travel."