"Badlands" as written by Michael P. Howe, Craig Stephen Wells and Kurdt York Vanderhoof....
I ride alone, the wasteland that I cross
Will take another life, we'll take another loss
I feel a dry wind, dust is in my eyes
The arctic cold at night, the earth, it tells me lies

God in heaven, my only friend
Will I live to see my journey's end?
As the world awakens me so hard, my values have been changed
I make a promise to myself: Never again
A dusty godforsaken path, endless to my dismay
I know these are the badlands, somehow I'll find my way

No more paradise, no more soothing rain
All the sacrifice, the pain is all the same
Still I'm pushing onward, alone I can't deny
My presence fills the desert, my spirit never dies

Will these lonely nights ever end?
Will I live to see my journey's end?
As the world awakens me so hard, my values have been changed
I make a promise to myself: Never again
A dusty godforsaken path, endless to my dismay
I know these are the badlands, somehow I'll find my way

The vultures that circle, cloud the empty sky,
Patiently waiting, they wait for me to die
Tortured and beaten, blistered by the sun
Forceful and heartless, have the badlands won?

Still I'm pushing onward, alone I can't deny
My presence fills the desert, my spirit never dies
As the world awakens me so hard, my values have been changed
I make a promise to myself: Never again
A dusty godforsaken path, endless to my dismay
I know these are the badlands, somehow I'll find my way


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"Badlands" as written by Michael Howe

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    General CommentThis song must be about making some kind of big mistake that leads you closer to death. It not necessarily be about being stranded in the Sahara Desert or some deadly region. Drugs possibly?
    kylekrazeon May 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSorry for my language, but this is such a fucking amazing song.
    In my opinion this song may be about making a mistake and getting in a prison.
    "God in heaven, my only friend" - no one believes you weren't guilty, but god knows the truth.
    "I ride alone, the wasteland that I cross" - may the wasteland be the government or any other powerful organization which has money to put you in prison and make you stay there despite that you are not guilty.
    vlakaradoson June 13, 2011   Link

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