Another night in this black water rain cloud
Kickin through the puddles on his way up to the Greyhound and,
In his pocket is a letter from his mother, folded up sayin...
(Where have you beeen?)
Yeah, but he won't write back
Left his whole life on the nightstand
Open up his wounds and let em bleed onto the white sand
And you can label him another problem typecast
And stay the hell away from him like everybody else has
And that's exactly why he flees to the road
Nother notch in the war club he keeps in his soul
And if you ever saw him swing it you would easily know
And have the worried urge to ask him
(Where have you beeen?)
Yeah, but he won't answer
Blinkin as the headlights pass him
Rip the chills off of his spine and throw em right at chu
But sometimes you don't really get what ask for
And life gets so cold and you can never go back home

Where would you go if could never go home? (go home)
What would you say if they never even asked you? (asked you)
Where would you go if could never go home? (go home)
What would you say if they never even asked you? (asked you)
Where would you go if could never go home? (go home)
What would you say if they never even asked you? (asked you)
Where would you go if could never go home? (go home)
What would you say if they never even asked you? (asked you)

The sun rises on a dead open one way
And dilates his pupils like a fire struck his young face
Dead to the world, he's planning his exit to stare death in the face
(Where have you beeen?)
Yeah, but he won't fold
He's been waitin for the end of the road
To have this cold world drop off and swallow him whole
It's a one way trip, he don't plan to return
And as the vessel of his escape out eases into the terminal
Lost, with nothin but a smirk on his face
As he steps off the bus and starts pickin up pace and,
You could see it in the people as he ran past that everyone was wonderin
(Where have you beeen?)
He's almost home, and he can feel it in the cracks of his bones
As he runs up the stairs that pass over the road and,
Without a hesitation stoppin his actions
He leaps from the guardrail and...dives into traffic

Where would you go if could never go home? (go home)
What would you say if they never even asked you? (asked you)
Where would you go if could never go home? (go home)
What would you say if they never even asked you? (asked you)
Where would you go if could never go home? (go home)
What would you say if they never even asked you? (asked you)
Where would you go if could never go home? (go home)
What would you say if they never even asked you? (asked you)

Daddy was a rolling stone
Mama never gave two shits about a broken home
I said....
Daddy was a rolling stone
Mama never gave two shits about a broken home
(Where have you beeen?)
I said....
Daddy was a rolling stone
Mama never gave two shits about a broken home
I said....
Daddy was a rolling stone
Mama never gave two shits


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    General CommentGrieves is unreal, he already has 3 albums out that are just sick, but yet theres pretty much no lyrics posted anywhere on the internet. It's sweet though cuz then it makes you listen to the tracks more. It just sucks when you cant quite make out what he says. But anyway I think this song is about someone unning away from a broken home and commiting suicide. Amazing lyrics in all grieves songs.
    RonDizzleon May 19, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningOpen question?
    From the song's lyric's what can be considered his motivation in leaving/ staying away from home? I can see two sections which depict aspects of his emotions toward home.

    "And you can label him another problem typecast
    And stay the hell away from him like everybody else has
    And that's exactly why he flees to the road"

    "Daddy was a rolling stone
    Mama never gave two shits about a broken home"

    In this I find the potential for a contradiction.
    Is it that he's early home life scarred him so much that contact with the world around him invokes anger/ aggression.

    "Nother notch in the war club he keeps in his soul"

    Or, is it that he enjoys being the outsider under the hoody, a vagrant of broken origins. I lean to the former but what to hear what you might think. These are only my feelings. Either way I love this song and appreciate Grieves dedication to his craft.
    Jacob
    jacobbon August 16, 2013   Link

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