"Heading For The Light" as written by and George Harrison Bob Dylan....
I've wandered around with nothing more than time on my hands
I was lost in the night with no sight of you
And at times it was so blue and lonely
Heading for the light

Been close to the edge, hanging by my fingernails
I've rolled and I've tumbled through the roses and the thorns
And I couldn't see the sign that warned me
I'm heading for the light

Oh, I didn't see that big black cloud hanging over me
And when the rain came down, I was nearly drowned
I didn't know the mess I was in

My shoes are wearing out from walking down this same highway
I don't see nothing new, but I feel a lot of change
And I get the strangest feeling as I'm
Heading for the light

Oh, my hands were tired
Jokers and fools on either side
But, still, I kept on till the worst had gone
Now I see the hole I was in

My shoes are wearing out from walking down this same highway
I don't see nothing new, but I feel a lot of change
And I get the strangest feeling as I'm
Heading for the light

I see the sun ahead, I ain't never looking back
All the dreams are coming true as I think of you
Now there's nothing in the way to stop me
Heading for the light

Now there's nothing in the way to stop me
Heading for the light

Heading for the light
Heading for the light


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"Heading for the Light" as written by George Harrison Bob Dylan

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    General CommentThe Wilburys' song that is most obviously influenced by Jeff Lynne, former lead-man of the ELO. The musical style and the song's ambiguous title are a clear reference to the Electric Light Orchestra.
    chrisb1on February 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentUnder-rated track from Volume one. Great lyrics, very inspiring to me. He describes all the things going wrong but he keeps heading toward the light....and there's nothing in the way to stop me!
    kickstart71on June 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLyrics are great, music is even better. It's so upbeat! I love upbeat songs!
    Vinylmanon August 26, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI also think this song is underrated, in both the music and lyrics. To me the meaning has to do with the demons we all struggle with in life, be they drugs, crime, bad habits, mistakes you've made, and people you may have hurt or been hurt by in the past. There are a lot of smart, talented, and creative people out there who are living unhappy lives because of how bogged down in their own negativity they are. I'm still young but if I've learned one important thing in life so far it's that being a positive upbeat person and accepting yourself for who you are is one of the most important aspects of character to have. This songs lyrics summarized these ideas nicely for me.

    Also musically I think it's great. I wish there were more than just two of those powerful bridges.
    JohnQStillwateron April 28, 2011   Link

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