"Low Road" as written by Mark Christopher Batson and Grace Potter....
I lost everything
I fell out of a daydream
At the door of a long lost friend
And I cried aloud
Without an inch of pride
I knew I had reached the end

An old and lonely man
Saw me sittin on the curb
He reached out an took my hand
He said I know your song
And I know your name
And there was a time that I felt the same

But it's a low low road
You've gotta roll down
Before you find your way, my friend
And it's a high, high hill
You've gotta climb up
Before you get to the top again

I held on so dearly
To the wrong things in my life
But now I see so clearly
I was walking into my own knife
You've got to get up off that street
Stop looking at your feet
And take a hold of something real
And this old man, took my hand
He looked at me and said, little girl, I understand

That it's a low low road
You've gotta roll down
Before you find your way, my friend
And it's a high, high hill
You've gotta climb up
Before you get to the top again

And there was a time that I thought that I knew it all
And there was a place that I thought I could call my own
But it all came crashing down and I looked around
And I knew that things would never be the same

Low low road
You've gotta roll down
Before you find your way, my friend
And it's a high, high hill
You've gotta climb up
Before you get to the top again

It's a low low road
You've gotta roll down
Before you find your way, my friend
And it's a high, high hill
You've gotta climb up
Before you get to the top again
'Cause it's a low, low road
You've gotta roll down
It's a low, low road


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"Low Road" as written by Mark Batson Grace Potter

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    General CommentI love this song. It's my favorite song by Grace. This is just a beautiful song with a simple message.
    gorgeousmidgeton May 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song with an amazing message!!!!!
    AUDIOSOULon November 22, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is a beautiful song about realizing you've hit rock bottom and reflecting on the road that got you there in the first place. Maybe it was bad decisions...maybe something devastating happened. But if you stop focusing on all the wrong things, and take a hold of something real, you can pick yourself back up and climb the hill to a better place. So you roll down the low road until you really can't get any lower, and make the climb the high hill to the top. After the climb, it's amazing how clearly you'll see things. The old man in the song represents someone who has been there. Eventually, we've all been there. He represents a friend who meets her while she's at the bottom of the low road, as a voice of encouragement to say, "Little girl, I understand." As in, he's been there before, and there is new light at the top of the hill. It's a high hill to climb before you get to the top, but when you find your way, things will be better than before.

    Having been through a rough patch in my life, I can't tell you how much this song has saved me.
    evernaeon June 07, 2012   Link

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