Which Way Steinway
Written by A.J. Croce
(c) 1993 Croce Publishing (ASCAP)

The other day when we spoke
On the telephone
You said that you were leaving town
One thing I must know
Darling which way will you go
‘Cause I’m going to pack my things and go along

If it’s Southway I’ll bring my whiskey
Northway wear a heavy coat
Westway I’ll bring my cowboy hat
Eastway learn the Harlem shuffle
Freeway drive it straight ahead
Steinway I’ll bring my hands to play

I’ve been waiting for a reason
Anything to leave this town
I don’t have my roots buried in the ground
No need to stick around
Where are you going, this I must know
If I’m going to pack my things and go along

If it’s Southway I’ll bring my whiskey
Northway wear a heavy coat
Westway I’ll bring my cowboy hat
Eastway learn the Harlem shuffle
Freeway drive it straight ahead
Steinway I’ll bring my hands to play

After hours of thought I’ve changed my mind
I’m happy where I stand
Packed my bags and there’s no room
For a Steinway baby grand
Sorry I'm not going, no, you'll probably know
Got advice for you to take along

If it’s Southway bring your whiskey
Northway wear a heavy coat
Westway bring your cowboy hat
Eastway learn the Harlem shuffle
Freeway drive it straight ahead
Steinway bring your hands to play


Lyrics submitted by VampedVixen, edited by Infield

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    My InterpretationIt's my opinion that this song is about a young man's love for a woman. The woman, his love, seems to be moving; either away geographically or metaphorically. The first two stanzas represent the man's devotion to his partner and his eagerness to follow her wherever she goes. The third stanza, however, is the turning point for the subject of this song. He realizes that they are going two different places in life and that even though he loves her he has to let her make her own way.
    Infieldon January 12, 2013   Link

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