"The Road" as written by and Emmylou Harris....
I can still remember
Every song you played
Long ago when we were younger
And we'd rock the night away
How could I see your future then
Where you would not grow old
With such a fire in our bellies
Such a hunger in our souls.

I guess I probably loved you
When those words rolled off your tongue
It seemed that we were travelin'
Under some ol' lucky sun

I know I couldn't save you
And no one was to blame
But the road we shared together once
Will never be the same

Hey, hey gonna fly away
Won't be coming round today
Hey, hey with a song I pray
And on the wings of a song I'll fly away.

I wandered in the wilderness
For a while I was so lost
To everything there is a season
And every blessing has it's cost
So I took what you left me
And put it to some use
Went looking for an answer
With those three cords and the truth

I come down from the mountain
I come walkin' in your shoes
I was taken for a gambler
When I had no more to lose

'Cause you put me on that pathway
How could I refuse?
And I spend my whole life out here
Workin' on the blues

So I carried on.
You can't be haunted by the past.
People come and people go.
And nothing ever lasts.
But I still think about you
Wonder where you are
Can you see me from some place
Up there among the stars

But down here under heaven
There never was a chart
To guide our way across
This crooked highway of the heart
And if it's only all about
The journey in the end
On that road I'm glad I came to know
My old friend.

Gone away
Won't be coming round again
With a song I pray
And on the wings of a song
I'll fly away
I'll fly away
I'll fly away

Lyrics submitted by UhHuhHer

"The Road" as written by Emmylou Harris

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    General CommentAnother beautiful tribute to Gram Parsons. I think this is one of the most touching songs written by Emmylou Harris.
    UhHuhHeron August 11, 2011   Link

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