"Open Road" as written by and Ocon Mcdonald....
Well the clock says it's time to roll you
For all you people for sure
And maybe some should consider
A place that's open till four

Lights go down and you're ready for the open road
Maybe there's a chance for sure
Never really know and if you'll be on the other side
When it's time to come home

Realize that I'm gonna be the one who
Takes your hand while we're walking through the avenue
But I'm your man I wanna take you
Oh, I'm your man whose gonna make you

When your so far away from here
To be on your own
Then your so far away from here
To be all alone

Never had a reason or a will to deceive you girl
Maybe there's a chance for sure
Never really know and if you'll be on the other side
When it's time to come home

Realize that I'm gonna be the one who
Takes your hand while were walking through the avenue
Oh, I'm your man I wanna take you
Oh, I'm your man whose gonna make you



Lyrics submitted by d0zs

"Open Road" as written by Mcdonald Doughty

Lyrics © SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Open Road song meanings
Add your thoughts

5 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentOne of their bestest songs. The guitar is fantastic. Vocals sounds so chill and calm. How this band didnt get any bigger than they are is beyond me.
    mallorypmmon February 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy g/f and I have about 10 songs that are "our songs" and this is definitely one of them. The only bummer is we've seen them over a dozen times between Cleveland, Columbus, Chicago and Baltimore and they've never played it live. Oh well, still a great song.
    Fantomas77on April 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe this is about his band touring and he's thinking about a girl whose far away from him...
    Cbachmannon February 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst off, this is an amazing song all around. Beautiful inside and out.

    The song is about a guy leaving a bar/club and trying to take a girl home.

    well the clock says its time roll, yeah (bar/club is closing)
    for all you people fo sho
    and maybe some should consider (people who havn't found someone to bring home)
    a place thats open till 4 (go to another bar/club that's open later)

    Lights go down and youre ready for the open road (Again, bar/club closing)
    maybe theres a chance fo sho (maybe he has a shot at taking a girl home)
    never really knowin' if you'll be on the other side
    when its time to come home (*last 2 lines: he doesn't know where he'll end up by the end of the night; his house or her's)

    realize that im gonna be the one who
    takes your hand while were walkin through the avenue
    but im your man i wanna take your
    oh im your man whose gonna make you (this whole stanza he is talking directly to the girl telling her that he wants to walk her home)

    but your so far away from here
    to be on your own
    but then your so far away from here
    to be all alone (here he is almost pleading with her telling her she lives too far away from her house to walk home alone)

    never had a reason or a will to decieve you girl (basically saying "you can trust me")
    maybe theres a chance fo sho
    never really knowin' if youll be on the other side
    when its time to come home (*explained above)



    That's how I see it.
    MDiesel87on April 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhile i agree that MDiesel is right about the first verse, I think the chorus takes on much more of a relationship approach. And the second verse talks about how they two are apart for some time and how he misses his girl. When he isnt sure if she'll be on the "otherside", i think hes wondering where the two of them will be once they are done with the time period that they are apart from each other...aka the otherside of their separation. Will they get back together, will they have moved on?? Never really know
    89visionon June 02, 2009   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