"Bound Away" as written by and John M Mccrea Christopher Gabriel Nelson....
I'm an unknown individual in an unattended car
Hey, welcome to Chicago or wherever you are
New York to London, Barcelona to Berlin
Sacramento, California, we are leaving again

Away, away, away, away
Away, I'm bound away

I'm circling, I'm swiveling, I'm waiting just to land
I'm trying to come home, but I'm here with the band
Traveling, unraveling, I'm staying on track
My plastic utensil has broken in half

Away, away, away, away
Away, I'm bound away

There's low visibility, gusty wind and rain
My carry-on luggage is still on the plane
Seconds turn to minutes, minutes turn to hours
Hours give you a lifetime and a grave with pink flowers

Away, away, away, away
Away, I'm bound
Away, away, away, away
Away, I'm bound away

Away, I'm bound
Away


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"Bound Away" as written by Vincent Robert Difiore Gregory P Brown

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    General CommentI'm really pleased with the new album, especially this song, Teenage Pregnancy, and Mustache Man (Wasted).

    The line "I'm trying to come home, but I'm here with the band" makes the song seem so obvious that there just HAS to be another meaning.
    d3bateson February 15, 2011   Link
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    General Commentd3bates, this is in response to your pondering over a need for another meaning other than the obvious, overt idea that CAKE spends a lot of time traveling. I imagine they are singing the song amongst a sea of other bands, musicians, record labels, fans, etc. who are also "bound away." It's an endless motion from city to city, the same "unknown individuals," always waiting and waiting (a recurrent theme with CAKE), and this feeling that they're all going to be dead in a "grave with pink flowers" by the time they get off the plane to their destination. The maritime, ballad-style of the music paired with the lyrics works very well for the song, also. It causes the listener to sway in agreement. This whole album has a pessimistic tone toward society, and this song certainly fits that tone. I think it's questioning WHY are we bound away? What is it we are waiting for where ever we are? Another therapeutic CAKE album to help endure and explain life's ever-changing pace.
    esmitty20on March 21, 2011   Link

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