"Goodway" as written by and M. Ward....
I learned a good way (good way)
I learned a good way (good way)
I learned a good way of saying goodbye

I learned a good way (good way)
I learned a good way (good way)
You taught me everything I know about taking other people for a ride
And I just wanted to take the time to thank you for that gift tonight

I learned a good way (good way)
I learned a good way (good way)
I learned a good way of saying goodbye

I learned a good way (good way)
I learned a good way (good way)
You taught me everything I know about taking other people for a ride
And I just wanted to take the time to thank you for that gift tonight


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"Goodway" as written by M. Ward

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    General CommentThe following is a quote from Mogis on the sound and inspiration for this song:

    The song actually did have a verse and a chorus and totally different vocal parts. That was a song Matt brought to the table and he didn't really like it. That was the one where everyone actually sang on all the verses. They were actually Matt's lyrics, but he never liked the song, I think. That's my personal opinion. When it started out it sounded like another M. Ward song – it was worked on for "Hold Time." We tried the, how about you sing a verse, you sing a verse and maybe it will sound different. We tried it and it sounded all right to me, but it didn't sound great. So he was like, "Why don't we make it a segue and do this weird "Goodway" thing, one repetition of the chorus, then be done with it." We worked on that for a minute then it ended up being three repetitions of the "Goodway" chorus, then two guitar solos, and then Conor wanted to do a spoken-word thing over it. And in true Monsters of Folk fashion, we said, "Oh, of course – that makes sense."

    The spoken word thing ties into some of these themes of the record, but it was a letter that was found. I don't want to get into it because its supposed to remain anonymous. It wasn't anything that we actually wrote. We thought it's so funny because it ties into these yearning, searching type things, and then Conor read it. And it's all weird. So that's how we left it, like "Oh, that's uncomfortable."

    Source: expressnightout.com/content/2009/09/…
    Tri_Ton September 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentspoken word thing:

    Yeah, so we'll drive out in the forest and wait till the moon is up above, smear mud and pomegranate seeds on our faces, build a giant fire and wait for the sun to put it out. We'll be fed and nurtured back to health by our surrogate animal parents. You'll eat berries from the bushes. I’ll learn to fly and you’ll learn to fish, I’ll fly down to the river and join you. And when we’re strong and healthy. Then we’ll return to the human world with new skills and a new perspective. We’ll be free
    Yours always.

    CosmopolitanPap/williambleak transcription collab. :P
    williambleakon November 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think the spoken word part makes the song, even though its rushed through. I think it reflects on how we as humans
    need to cleanse ourselves, to reflect back on what created us and what makes us. I love it.
    LiftedLuaon February 03, 2010   Link
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    General Commentto me this song always was a fun reflection of a one night stand of some sort. i thought it fun that way.
    milseNon July 16, 2011   Link

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