And everybody knows, knows, knows
The highway comes so high
Past the skeleton crows, crows, crows
Pecking at the scenic eyes

And if you try and never look down
You pass the spot connecting the gods
And if you try and never look back
You pass the vine of goshen's pack - me.

And the skeleton rose
They all backs of knives
Watching those luminous rows
Tying knots in the sky
And we were singing...

Highways of gold, where do they go?
Soft dripping rows, I filled 'em down with gold

And everybody knows, knows, knows
That Bobby's gonna die
The way that skeleton rose, rose, rose
Is always getting him high

And if you go, wasting on the sun
With your smile and his back room bars
Waving goodbye
Your ass on the ground, screaming goodbye with fluorescent charm

And everybody knows, knows, knows
The highway comes so high-igh-igh
Past the skeleton crows, crows, crows
On those towers of dime
And we were singing...

Ahh, ahh, ahh

Highways of gold, where do they go?
Soft dripping rows, I filled 'em down with gold
Highways of gold, where do they go?
Soft dripping rows, I filled 'em down with gold
Highways of gold, where do they go?
Soft dripping rows, I filled 'em down with gold


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Highways of Gold song meanings
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    General CommentPoor Bobby. :(
    amataxion November 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOkay, so, some of the words are nonsense because I couldn't really figure out what he was saying, but most of it makes sense. If anyone has corrections, feel free to post and I'll edit it! :)
    atychiphobiaon May 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBobby?
    I'm pretty sure it's.."Everybody knows, knows, knows, that FIRES going to die, die die"

    I think its' nobody knows not how we climbed so high...
    gregislegendon July 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHas anyone heard the new version of the song?

    I thought the demo was oh so much better.
    jane123on August 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI bought the album at their concert and this is what the liner notes say...

    And everybody knows, knows, knows
    the highway climbs so high, high, high
    past the skeleton crows
    pecking out the cities eyes

    Yeah if you drive, drive, drive
    and never look down
    you'll pass the spines, spines, spines
    connecting the clouds
    And if you drive, drive, drive
    through the rainbow fence
    you'll pass the crystallized
    thundercloud gardens

    Me and the skeleton rose, rose, rose
    lay on our backs one night
    watching those luminous roads
    tying knots in the night
    humming this old song...

    Highways of gold
    Where do they go?
    The suns dripping roads
    Like flailing tentacles

    And everybody knows, knows, knows
    that Bobby's gonna die, die, die
    The way that skeleton rose
    is always gettin' him high

    Oh when he cries
    roads eject from his eyes
    And we drive, drive, drive
    over his last rights
    Yeah we fly, fly, fly
    past a map of his heart
    flashing like, like, like
    a neon junkyard

    And everybody knows
    the highway climbs so high
    past the skeleton crows
    on those towers of time

    Highways of gold
    Where do they go?
    The suns dripping roads
    Like flailing tentacles
    niteson August 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it is pretty vague... I think it has to do with addictions or greed. Addictions because he says shit about getting high, flying over rainbows. Greed because he is making alusions to gold and well being. Hell it could be both ways now that I think about it.

    But then he warns us about it, talking about Bobby...

    I dunno... I've never really seem to understand quite well Blood Brothers lyrics anyway
    Soderbergon September 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think its about cocaine. am i the only one?
    counterclockwiseon May 14, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think its about drugs

    And everybody knows, knows, knows
    that Bobby's gonna die, die, die
    The way that skeleton rose
    is always gettin' him high

    and the skeleton rose is like drugs

    past the skeleton crows
    pecking out the cities eyes

    and the skeleton crows is like the idea of drugs and how ppl dont see how there bad cuz other ppl make them seem soo good like it pecks out your eys and leaves you blind to the fact that what your doing is wrong



    Neekjoneson October 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentPerhaps the "highway" bit represent the notion of "death's road" as in the road that everyone travels when they die..hmm.. i read that somewhere, but i dont know...
    Cabooseon June 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is more about envy than anything. The way i see it, the highways are other people, they're gold because their lives are better than Bobby and Johnny's, who's lives are described as a skeleton rose, Death and life together, perhaps monotony or misery.
    glossyghoston May 11, 2011   Link

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