OK, Wayne I am new here, but quite seriously I have a theory about the Ramblin man, since I am his soulmate. Mayb e he will stick his 2 cents in this one.
For me it was being lost in a large family which made worse by parents divorce at a young age. Like Andy I too have spent most of my time on the road, 8 yrs Mexico 5 Bahamas and 4 in NYC(the most foreign place I've been) . I then decided to move back to the states. I find (my) life totally empty and I daydream all day around these lite emiting diodes....real rich hey.