"Route" as written by and Jay Farrar....
Reality, it burns
The way we're living is worse
The pillars of inspiration are all falling down
The clean-up won't work while the fallout goes on.
And it's now or never, too close to the latter
We're all living proof that nothing lasts.

Standing in the neutral zone
Living on sleep deprivation
The rural route sleeps while the city bleeds all over itself
Over the falls in a barrel is where the answers have gone
And it's now or never, too close to the latter
We're all living proof that nothing lasts
And it's here for now, transient tomorrow
We're all living proof that nothing lasts.

Another road remains, but it provides no more
It can only take us away
Southbound, you can taste the weather
It feels like home
And it's now or never
Too close to the latter
We're all living proof that nothing lasts
And it's here for now, transient tomorrow
We're all living proof that nothing lasts.


Lyrics submitted by Beazer

"Route" as written by Jay Farrar

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Route song meanings
Add your thoughts

3 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentLife's a winding road and nothing lasts. Go after what you really want while you can.
    left the porchon August 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song I think has a lot to do with the final days of Uncle Tupelo
    aic22on August 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd the award for most mystifying Son Volt lyric I present to:

    The rural route sleeps while the city bleeds, all over itself,
    Over the falls in a barrel is where the answers have gone.

    I suspect theres an autobiographical element to this, maybe it does have something to do with Uncle Tupelo's breakup.
    mgizmo2005on April 24, 2011   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain