"Never Looking Back" as written by and Matthew Albert Costa....
Burnt trees on a snowy pass
All my friends are far behind
I'm stuck with you tonight
But I'd be better alone

So come on wheels take me far away
Where I don't have debts to pay
I can't count on yesterday to find the way home

I know it happens all the time
But they don't have my back
So I'm never looking back

Plumes of smoke rise high above
Burned bridges lost in luck
I guess it's all because
They're found on the fault

On sandy ground
Foundations can't be found
And all the stones of change were thrown in my face

I know it happens all the time
I heard them talk behind my back
So I'm never looking back


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    General CommentI think this is about pushing the past behind and starting life over anew and trying to find a new place with new people.

    "So come on wheels take me far away
    Where I don't have debts to pay
    I can't count on yesterday to find the way home"
    skribbelgrlon January 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is pretty simply saying that one can't look back on the past. They instead must look to the future for everything; happiness, love, friendship, etc.
    x3__jessicacacaon June 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about feeling forced to try to be cooperative and patient with what you have become sick of dealing with to where it's almost impossible to be subordinate. And at an incremental point in your life that your feeling wounded and betrayed.

    (Burnt trees on a snowy pass
    All my friends are far behind
    I'm stuck with you tonight
    But I'd be better alone)

    This verse he is creating that image driving and using the burnt trees on the snowy pass to represent like a double hit of negativity. Just saying, "this is done for". And left with a situation that is rying to keep him around for a selfish reason that he's dealt with for too long to even want to mess with anymore

    So come on wheels take me far away
    Where I don't have debts to pay
    I can't count on yesterday to find the way home

    (Here I feel he's getting more internal to speak with a different voice than in the first verse, like the dreamer inside saying "oh what a day it would be to find something else", saying he would be fine with losing a past he once used as a crutch to get away from what is keeping him around)

    I know it happens all the time
    But they don't have my back
    So I'm never looking back

    (Realizing its not an ucommon situation, and I think the guy feels a bit stupid for not seeing it was a bad choice in the first place)

    Plumes of smoke rise high above
    Burned bridges lost in luck
    I guess it's all because
    They're found on the fault

    (Here, I think he is saying he has burnt bridges, but they are found on a pre-existing fault, like faults in the earths crust, that break on their own. The grounds he walked on were broken to begin with, so burning the bridges to those grounds is not a loss to him. I think the luck he talks about here is saying the fact that hes burnt the bridges is a lucky way out for him)

    On sandy ground
    Foundations can't be found
    And all the stones of change were thrown in my face

    (Here I feel he's saying that when your in a difficult place, and also in a difficult situation, and all at the same time you are expected to change in so many ways, it 's impossible to recreate yourself)

    I know it happens all the time
    I heard them talk behind my back
    So I'm never looking back

    (Saying the same as the first verse, and then he hits that sick ass harp solo)
    dschueton October 22, 2014   Link

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