"Scenic Route" as written by Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell, Stephen Daniel Mason, Matt Odmark, Jeremy Lutito and Gabe Ruschival....
Don't turn your back on me
Or read in between my words
I'm trying to drag this out
Taking the scenic route

I know we could get there much faster if we wanted to
But that isn't what you and I came here to do

No nails to untie the knots
No veins left to take the shots
No touch to end a fight
Or letting who's wrong be right

We're just sitting like novels we've picked up but never read through
You think you know my ending, I think I know yours, too
You see, nowhere in these old conversations is there anything new

Even though we know the sun will rise
Every ray of light still takes us by, by surprise

Baby, leave it all behind
Baby, leave it all behind
Missed a road sign
I don't want to get home soon
Drive the car all the way around the moon
Baby, we could get lost
We have another state to cross
We could find each other out
Tell our secrets on the scenic route
I don't want to get home soon
Drive the car around the moon
I don't want to crush you or rush you
I'm not going faster if you want to and if you want to
I don't want to rush you or crush you
But I won't go faster if you want to
It's not what we came here to do
I just want to drive
I just want to drive



Lyrics submitted by BigcSpaz504

"Scenic Route" as written by Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell, Stephen Daniel Mason, Matt Odmark, Jeremy Lutito, Gabe Ruschival

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI love this song! I think it's about choosing the way in life that is less traveled..it's hard to pass through, but the scenery sure is beautiful. Many times in life we have to choose the road less traveled, simply because there are more life lessons to be learned there :)
    PurpleDeeon April 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is a good song to listen to on a long trip :)
    pr1nc355on July 24, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationthis song is about two people taking the time to get to know each other, deep down:
    "We could find each other out /
    Tell our secrets on the scenic route"
    kasper2184on August 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNo nails to untie the knots
    No veins left to take the shots
    No touch to end a fight
    Or letting who's wrong be right
    We're just sitting like novels we've picked up but never read through
    You think you know my ending, I think I know yours, too

    Just to preface, I feel like this is set on a night that the writer and his wife had a fight. They must have realized there was so much more depth to a problem than their fight showed.

    I feel like they realized there was one way to fix their problem, to sift through each other's past and understand why the fight even began.

    They couldn't divorce (untie the knots)
    They can't drown it in addiction (veins left to take the shots)
    They can't just hug it out, or something simple like that (touch to end a fight)
    And there's no giving in, just forgetting about it for now (or letting who's wrong be right)


    Every ray of light still takes us by, by surprise

    It's as if they keep uncovering things about each other that neither of them knew and they're truly amazing finds.
    blainesledgeon October 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song.
    Celtic_FCon November 07, 2009   Link

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