"Safe Travels" as written by and Bryan Fink....
ahhh
my brother dreaming of a new land
where the rivers wind through the villages
and the people breathe so easily
all the region trees go the same way
don't have to go
i know you know you know
but if you gotta go
whoa-oh
safe travels

my brother wander in the tall grass
it's ok to run we expect you back
know how to climb a tree
i assume you do
i admit it
man i'm not as sharp as you
oh but i know
it's still a war down there
and if ya gotta go
whoa-oh
safe travels

oh oh safe travels
oh oh safe travels
oh oh safe travels
oh oh safe travels




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    General CommentThis truly is an amazing song! I couldn't get it out of my head for days! Personally, I'm not quite sure what the song is about, but a friend of mine is convinced that this song is about the war in Iraq. And when listening to t he lyrics, bearing this in mind, it does seem to ''fit''.

    ''my brother dreaming of a new land'' i.e. a young soldier (the fictitious brother of the narrator?) who is still hopefull and excited about ''the new land'' that he will visit. I can imagine that the idea of travelling to such a completly different part of the world might be appealing if you're a 'dreamer'.
    ''where the rivers'' could possibly be a direct reference to Iraq, the country lies between two mayor rivers (Eufrates& Tigris) and was known in ancient times as: Mesopotamia (''in between rivers'' from the greek words ''mesos''and ''potamos'')

    The ''don't have to go'' could be that the narrator doesn't want to lose his brther in the war, and then follows the ''i know, you know'' which is a possible flashback to one of their discussions.
    ''but if you gotta go''; if you really feel that you have to go, then you have my blessing ''safe travels''

    ''we expect you back'' we hope that you will survive, we want and need you here

    ''know how to climb a tree, i assume you do'' children climb trees and it looks like the younger brother is still so ''innocent'' and together with the ''dreaming'' in the first line this all gives the feeling that the young man simply doesn't quite know what he is getting himself into.

    ''it's still a war down there'' is the narrator that tries to warn his brother that being a soldier is not quite what he is expecting, it is not a game like climbing trees.
    Geel8782on January 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti'm pretty sure it's about northern uganda dood. and i think it's about a real person.
    brandonfon April 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthahaha, uganda.
    twee!on July 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti feel like he says
    "all the region reaching trees go the same way."
    prettywhnsedatedon August 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhen i first noticed this song it was on a commercial on TV, i checked it out on youtube than downloaded it.. Man i have had it in my head since..

    Well, "and the people breathe so easily" Might mean something.. But i could be alot of things, it obviously about his brother.. maby his dead and "Peter" is singin about heaven. That could actually fit..
    okeson September 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song...But i am having trouble figuring out the chord progression and i can't seem to find a tab online, does anyone know the chords?
    Superslinkeyon January 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song...But i am having trouble figuring out the chord progression and i can't seem to find a tab online, does anyone know the chords?
    Superslinkeyon January 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentchords: D, f#m

    \chorus - G, D, A

    brilliantly simple progression, done uniquely.

    it's such a happy innocent song that would appear to be applicable to countless situations.

    travel safely and our paths will cross again
    smcoscison August 29, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"...stuff about my brother going to Africa as we chase after the great revolutionary Dan Eldon,..."


    quoted from the austinist interview with r hunter , june 2006
    smcoscison September 15, 2008   Link

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