Well I've walked alone, I've walked down this long road
Some walk alongside for awhile and then go
I think back on them as the days go by
The roads we took were different in this life

We once drank from the wine of youth
Then it was gone
And when a woman takes your heart
The only thing left is a song

There are plenty of the bad times that i've had
Seemed to last so long while the good ones when so fast
But the best times i remember them most of all
They'll stay with me forever

There are some friends who've walked along with me
They'll be there till the end of the road
But in the middle of the night
When you're alone with the pain-
Sometimes its not enough and your on your own

Some of these moments
There's just one thing that saved my life
And as the sweet muse sent the music
I held on to my guitar all night

I've seen the morning break in Tokyo
The winter stars above the Wyoming snow
Everything in between, well it's been a long ride
Wouldn't trade anything under the sky


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    General CommentThis song is soo amazing.
    It reminds me a lot of "In the Orchard" off Power of Moonlight.
    Nick's voice is so beautiful, and I could listen to this song over and over.

    To me this is just a really intimate song about his life. He's getting older, and looking back on past relationships - realizing that for the most part he's been alone and probably always will be kind of a loner. There's been good times and bad, but he has so many memories and true friends that will always be with him, and when those things aren't enough and he still feels depressed, he has the one thing that makes him truly happy - his music - to keep him going, and he wouldn't trade that for anything in the world.

    If you've ever seen Tiger Army live you can see this in watching Nick perform. He always seems so at home on stage, and I think he is such an amazing musician. <3 txaxnxd
    xcupids victimxon November 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentxcupids victimx <3
    xheartbreakerxon January 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this part:

    "There are some friends who've walked along with me
    They'll be there till the end of the road
    But in the middle of the night
    When you're alone with the pain-
    Sometimes its not enough and your on your own"

    I have true friends that I really love and who love me. But they can't help me with the pain of loneliness when I lie alone in my bed and can't sleep because my thoughts and my heart are with that special someone.
    ali.enon March 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is the song that got me into tiger army so hardcore, on friday night, i was at this chicks house that i met the day before, and we were fooling around and i accedentally hit repeat and this was the onlysong playing while we were doing... yeah anyways i fell inlove with the band instantly
    oldskoolpunker23on December 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like he's saying "we once drank from the well of youth"

    but I could be mistaken
    EJohns88on January 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnd when a woman takes your heart the only thing left is a song been there too many times.
    Rodgerson June 18, 2010   Link

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