"On The Road To Find Out" as written by and Cat Stevens Yusuf Islam....
Well I left my happy home
To see what I could find out
I left my folk and friends
With the aim to clear my mind out

Well I hit the rowdy road
And many kinds I met there
And many stories told me on the way to get there

So on and on I go, the seconds tick the time out
So much left to know, and I'm on the road to find out

In the end I'll know
But on the way I wonder
Through descending snow
And through the frost and thunder

I listen to the wind come howl
Telling me I have to hurry
I listen to the robin's song
Saying not to worry

So on, and on I go, the seconds tick the time out
So much left to know, and I'm on the road to find out

Well I found myself alone
Hoping someone would miss me
Thinking about my home and the last woman to kiss me

Well sometimes you have to moan
When nothing seems to suit you
But never the less you know
Your locked towards the future

So off and on you go, the seconds tick the time out
There's so much left to know and I'm on the road to find out

And I found my head one day
When I wasn't even trying
And here I have to say
Cause there is no use in lying, lying

Yes the answer lies within
So why not take a look now
Kick out the devils sin
Pickup, pickup a good book now

Yes the answer lies within
So why not take a look now
Kick out the devils sin
Pickup, pickup a good book now

Yes the answer lies within
So why not take a look now
Kick out the devils sin
Pickup, pickup a good book now


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    General Commentwhat a joke that no one hasnt commented on this deeply inspirational song by the great Cat Stevens. For the meaning of this song well it's not that difficult in my opinion to understand what its about so theres really no use in explainin it. btw give this song some attention it feals neglected :)
    floydian18on July 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPretty sure the lyrics are 'Pick up THE good book now'.
    This was before he became Yusum Islam, so I'm not sure if he meant the Bible or the Quoran, but regardless indicative of the fact that he was spiritual.
    I consider myself spiritual, not religious, and don't expect that to change, but I find a lot of his music inspirational.
    geekchicaon June 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI remember Christopher McCandless with thi song..maybe it's because of the words road and books.

    He did lots od road trip (tramping) and reading books.
    bear_hug20on September 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI can totally relate to this song right now.
    SleepWalkinon December 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPretty sure he sings, "The good book" in the formal recording, so logically tbe Bible as that is a common English nickname for the Bible going way back. Even if he wrote "a" the song context makes no sense if interpreted as a random "Good book" like a Grieshem novel for the beach. A good Book woyld just mean geab one if tbe many Bibles available. Cat wasn't into Islam until much later than the '70-'72 period in which this was written. My psychological assessment is that Cat soured on Christianity as it was the representative Faith of his parents (Greek Orthodox and Swedish Protestantism....likely Lutheran). When they divorced and remained friends it had an affect on him....IMHO....Like lots of Western teens and early 20's youth, spiritual quests usually include looking into other major religions. Cat had the money to do this from his early teen fame, so he visited the homelands of Hinduism (Katmandu), Buddhism (Buddha & the Chocolate Box), and eventually, Islam (Post pop fame). This quested cane from a nwar-death battle with Tuberculosis and hebce, a stark spiritual transformation between his teen late 60s bebopp songs and those relective, artistic songs of Mona Bone Jakon and Tea for the Tillerman.
    Davcaton September 18, 2017   Link

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