how many miles until i get out of this rectangular box of hell?
because these four same faces
in these overcrowded spaces
have me praying for the places
that will leave me one minute to myself
(along with)
the foreheads glued to window-panes,
the sore-backs from kitchen-wood floors,
and all the sitting, sitting, sitting in a van - yet i still want more?

when there's a million more miles to roam
i think of the life left for me back home:
a "paradise" to watch their "greener grass" grow
and all the time to be alone...?

but two weeks home cripple me
because the trees don't pass
and the lines don't move
as the white walls collapse
on my ramblin' boy blues that's howlin
howling for that open road because
no arms can hold
no home can warm
like the gaze at the rays of a distant lost-highway sun.

when there's a million more miles to roam
i think of the life left for me back home:
a "paradise" to watch their "greener grass" grow
and all the time to feel alone.

pave paradise
put the keys in
turn the engine
let the big green van drive me form this city,
to anything but simplicity.

to anywhere from this city,
to anything but simplicity.


Lyrics submitted by Denizen

Pave Paradise song meanings
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    General CommentHow has nobody commented on this?! Amazing song by one of the greatest straight edge bands ever.

    We've all got a calling. And not all of us want to be confined to the prison of normalcy.
    modestcoryon May 11, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThe song is about being on the road, wanting to make a name for yourself, working through discomfort to get their.
    To me, the Pave Paradise feels also like that long road also portrays life with problems such as depression while you have a huge power of will. You know it's a long road with no way back, so you just roll on and hope that you'll get to the next stop fast.
    xTEVINJAYxon February 02, 2015   Link

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