I got lost about an hour ago
I sailed past that fork in the road and now here I stand
A stranger in a foreign land
An empty barn and a weather vein
A picket fence that's seen its day
Oh I sit to stay cuz I don't got much to do today
I go down to the local store
I caught a glance from the local whore that she threw my way
And I still got nothing to do today
I carry on down the street
I'm looking for a place to eat, but my belly's so full
With all these things I'm hoping for, whores

And I'm wishing my legs away
Oh I'm wishing my legs away
Cuz they're taking me to no where safe
Oh, they're taking me to know where safe

An old man in a pickup truck
Says, "son are you out of luck?"
And I nod my head
I say my day is spent and my spirit's dead
He says, "come on now take a ride. You sit yourself in the passenger side and I'll go your way, cuz I don't got much to do today"

And I'm wishing my legs away
Oh I'm wishing my legs away
Cuz they're taking me to no where safe
Oh, they're taking me to know where safe



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    General CommentI love his voice in the beginning. It gives me chills everytime. Soo goood.
    landofsubmarineson December 02, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningI have to say that after listening to this album for quite some time, this song has stuck out to be my favourite.

    The first part of the song obviously talks about the feeling of being lost, and being unsure of where the next destination is or even should be.

    The second part with the old man and the truck just screams rape, but that is besides the point. Symbolically, the artist is trying to say that when you are lost and unsure, kinda just stuck at that halfway point, it often helps to side with another, and finish the journey together. The old man in the truck also does not "have much to do today", suggesting that both he and the narrator are in the same situation, so by cooperation they can both help each other out.

    The chorus is relatively straightforward, talking about how he wishes he could stop his journey, but is unable to.
    Honenheimon January 30, 2009   Link

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