"Wide Open Road" as written by and David Mccomb....
Well, the drums rolled off in my forehead
And the guns went off in my chest
Remember carrying the baby just for you
Crying in the wilderness

I lost track of my friends, I lost my kin
I cut them off as limbs
I drove out over the flatland
Hunting down you and him

The sky was big and empty
My chest filled to explode
I yelled my insides out at the sun
At the wide open road

It's a wide open road
It's a wide open road

So, how do you think it feels
Sleeping by yourself?
When the one you love, the one you love
Is with someone else

Then it's a wide open road
It's a wide open road
And now you can go to any place
That you want to go

I wake up in the morning
Thinking I'm still by your side
I reach out just to touch you
Then I realize

It's a wide open road
It's a wide open road

So, how do you think it feels
When sleeping by yourself?
When the one you love, the one you love
Is with someone else

I wake up in the morning
Thinking I'm still by your side (it's a wide open road)
I reach out just to touch you (it's a wide open road )
(Then I realize) it's a wide open road
It's a wide open road
It's a wide open road
It's a wide open road
It's a wide open road
It's a wide open road
It's a wide open road
It's a wide open road
It's a wide open road
It's a wide open road
It's a wide open road
And now you can go to any place
That you want to go


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"Wide Open Road" as written by David Richard Mccomb

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    General CommentThis is the poppiest song on the record, and yet it fits in with all these other torch songs. I love how it's just so open ended... it's almost like the protagonist goes through the events in this song every time he awakens.

    It's a song about loss, but after the fact and in a context that makes it seem like life has become an alternate universe where the past constantly plays out before the present.

    This song should be a standard by now. Why the hell aren't more people covering this?
    Sneedyon June 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commenttotally agree, these guys have to be the most underrated oz band ever...very trippy lyrics....love it, spread the word
    jaimesonon September 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe Panics did a great cover of this.
    drteeth75on October 28, 2009   Link
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    Song FactThe Church covered this one
    Constitutionon August 21, 2017   Link

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