"Bridge To Nowhere" as written by and Sam Lewis Roberts....
Another day breaks and the last one's gone
You dig deep just to carry on
Your debt's paid off but it don't feel gone
So you slip out the back and you're moving on

I can never figure out how to make a case
That this don't amount to a fall from grace
She wants to know can I replace
This tired wool with satin lace

She says you're on a bridge to nowhere and you're gettin' there fast
Put it in the past, put it in the past
If this is a race then I hope you come last
You're on a bridge to nowhere and you're gettin' there fast

Pressure builds till it breaks the dome
You can build a house you can't build a home
And it's a fool who believes love is bred in the bone
And there're no guarantees that you won't get stoned
Yeah, I'm a fool who believed love is bred in the bone
And there're no guarantees that I won't get stoned

Says you're on a bridge to nowhere and you're gettin' there fast
Put it in the past, put it in the past
If this is a race then I hope you come last
You're on a bridge to nowhere and you're gettin' there fast

I don't know where it leads, oh no
All I know is that I don't wanna breathe this chemical breeze no more

So another day breaks and the last one's gone
You dig deep just to carry on
Your debt's paid off but it don't feel gone
So you slip out the back and you're moving on

Says you're on a bridge to nowhere and you're gettin' there fast
Put it in the past, put it in the past
If this is a race then I hope you come last
You're on a bridge to nowhere and you're gettin' there fast


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"Bridge to Nowhere" as written by Sam Lewis Roberts

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    General CommentWOOT first one to comment lol...anyways i really like this song and i really like this new CD. I think the meaning of this song is, as the title suggests, leading a life going nowhere. No matter where you're going you're not going anywhere at all, if you know wut i mean. What do u other people think?
    lime_recordson June 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat a good song! It fits the Sam Roberts vibe...just dying to live a meaningful, happy life, and trying to get away from whatever's weighing you down. The vid's really good too!

    I love it when he says "if this is a race then i hope you come last"...I don't really know what it means but i figure it's almost like, angst on the part of the person who's following the bridge to nowhere towards the girl who's saying that he's leading a meaningless life. It's like, he's saying that even though it's meaningless now, it doesn't mean it's gonna be like that forever ("put it in the past, put it in the past"). And it's almost like she's putting him down by telling him that his life is not going anywhere, so he's telling her, since you think you've got it so together now, i hope you really lose it and "come last" in whatever it is you're racing for.
    bleu_azureon June 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh! when i said the part about angst...i mean that the angst is felt towards the girl who's saying that he's leading a meaningless life, not that the bridge leads to her.
    bleu_azureon June 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI saw sam play this song live at the festival lights and i got hooked... Its a damn good song and hes a hell of a preformer... if u get the chance go see him.. the song describes those times when you cant keep up with eevrything going on and you dont know what to do
    geoffbigmac12on July 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentomg i just saw sam roberts live last night. so amazing.
    the crowd went crazy when this song was played.
    not my personal fav of sam but still
    awesome song.
    souljuiceon July 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about forgivness, She and he have had a disagreement, and neither are willing to apologise for it. Time passes, but it wont be put in the past, as if hes on a bridge of love/hate and going no were fast. This song tells you to forgive, because lifes to short to hold a grudge.
    Dezzyon October 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think mayby this song is about a dude whos girlfriend possibly pissed him off and he is debating on breaking up with her. and he is trying to forgive her but, just can't and thinks their relationship is going nowhere. and he still has a grudge from her possibly cheaing on him and that is what he might not be able to forgive her for.
    audioslave48195on December 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy fav song by Sam Roberts. It's very catchy and just a cool song.

    I think this song is about running away from something unpleasant in your past. Running away from it blindly is following the "bridge to nowhere". And if you're headed to nowhere then you'd rather "come last". His friend is telling him to "put it in the past" and keep on living but he's trying to "slip out the back" and go elsewhere. When the song goes "She wants to know can I replace/This tired wool with satin lace", it's his friend telling him he should make a fresh start with a better look at life. And the line that goes "no guarantees that I won't get stoned" is about being aware that life isn't all roses, but you should keep going anyways.
    ragweedon February 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think its about crack addiction, but im pretty sure he was never a crack addict. "i dont wanna breathe this chemical breeze no more" means he doesnt wanna smoke crack anymore. The bridge to nowhere is a reference to where the addiction is going to lead you... which in this case is nowhere. The rest of the lyrics fall into place with this.
    "If this is a race then I hope you come last" his gf or whoever saying this to him, who is basically saying
    he is treating his addicition like a race, and at the end he will die which is why his gf wants him to come last.
    blacklabel88on June 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti really like this song, it reminds me of those scenes in movies where some girl is in a car in the summer, her hair blowing in the wind, sad because she has to move away or something like that. haha.
    zombiesareradon October 26, 2008   Link

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