"The Journey (feat. Lateef)" as written by Norman Cook and Lateef Daumont....
That journey-a call me quick,
That journey-a call my name,
That journey-a have it's way,
an' have me wonderin' all my days
That journey-a call me quick,
That journey-a call my name,
That journey-a have it's way,
an' have me wonderin' all my days.

I can't stay home, I gotta keep movin,
I gotta keep doin', I gotta get out,
I gotta roam, it's somethin' that moves me,
It's somethin' that uses me without a doubt,
'cause somewhere abstract coincidence happens,
see someone in passin' while out and about,
next thing I know I'm happily travelin',
puttin' in action ideas that I mouth,
cause I speak it and do it, talk it and walk it,
I'm so bad about it, I shout it out loud,
but try to stay open, the forces in motion,
They keep me on course, it's just clear that i've found (?),
Imprissoned in flesh and reality's blesses,
that made manifest every woman and child,
I'll keep on expressin' reality's lessons,
explorin' my prison until I'm let out.

That journey-a call me quick,
That journey-a call my name,
That journey-a have it's way,
an' have me wonderin' all my days
That journey-a call me quick,
That journey-a call my name,
That journey-a have it's way,
have me wonderin' all my days.

Travelin' East and West, on every known highway,
South to North carryin' that torch until I'm old and grey.

Well in the mean time inbetween I'm pushin' through this,
I said in the main time inbetween I'm on my duty.

Sometimes I get beat up, sometimes I'm the beater,
Sometimes man my feet hurt from walkin' so long,
Sometimes I'm defeated, sometimes I get cheated,
Sometimes I just need it, 'cause sometimes I'm wrong,
So the question's repeated, why even try?
When there's rocks in the road, pot-holes in the lawn,
The victory's sweeter when obstacles either,
Are side-stepped or crushed on the way to the door,
So I go on my own, have faith in the road,
I can share that control cause I'm never alone.
I hear the creator speak to me through wispers,
On winds the voices of friends and of foes,
I listen to omens, the things that he shows me,
Shows that he knows me and helps me along,
And follow him closely, where he goes mostly,
Guidin' my path on this map 'till I'm gone

That journey-a call me quick,
That journey-a call my name,
That journey-a have it's way,
an' have me wonderin' all my days
That journey-a call me quick,
That journey-a call my name,
That journey-a have it's way,
an' have me wonderin' all my days.

And when they lay me down,
To rest in my Earthly grave,
And when they lay me down,
Navigate that big sky wave.

But in the meantime I, I got my duty,
In the meantime inbetween time I, I got to do this,
In the meantime inbetween time I, I'm pushin through this,
In the meantime inbetween time I, I got my duty.

I got my.. I got my, I got my duty. I got my duty I know!
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Lyrics submitted by BrazilianBoy

"The Journey" as written by Lateef Daumont Norman Cook

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commenti love this song. It is definatly one of my favorites. I am suprised that nobody has commented on it before. The meaning is fairly obvious I guess. This song is about never giving up, which is part of why I love it, it really pumps you up.
    Luckypenny821on February 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is really cool

    it's about not just keeping still and having a regular life but getting out and doing stuff that makes living worth while
    annaSon May 05, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationThe way I interpret this song is that "the journey" is life. It even goes with the old adage "life is a journey (not a race)".
    It's like he's saying you gotta keep moving, you gotta keep learning, you gotta keep growing. Sometimes things go your way and sometimes they don't, but the journey continues. You just have to go along with it and believe that it's taking you somewhere important. It's your duty to follow it and "push through it" to the end.
    And then even when it ends "when they lay [him] down", it still goes on. Instead of following "the road", he's "navigating the big sky wave".

    Well that's how I see it. Great and inspiring song. Listen to the Fantastic Plastic Machine remix if you haven't heard it.
    Kintakon March 18, 2011   Link

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