"Go It Alone" as written by and Jason Isbell....
Are you lonely tonight?
Are you out on the road?
I'm headed home to go it alone again.
Are you dreaming out loud?
Scared of the crowds?
I'm headed home to go it alone again.

It's realizing just how close you've come to death.
and rearranging accordingly.
I'm realizing what I've lost and what I've left
and taking it home to go it alone again.

Find me a place
With salt on the roads
I'll do what I'm told, and buy what I'm sold again.
She was enough
but that was never enough.
The wound that won't heal
is pain I can't feel again.

In real life these things don't happen much at all.
Too bad we all live the dream.
I'm realizing just how far I had to fall
and taking it home to go it alone again.

In real life these things don't happen much at all.
Too bad we all live the dream.
I'm realizing just how far I had to fall
and taking it home to go it alone again.

I'm taking it home to go it alone again.
Taking it home to go it alone again.


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"Go It Alone" as written by Jason Isbell

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    General CommentI think this might have been released after Jason got sober. That might not have anything to do with the meaning.

    The preceding track refers to Alabama as home so it might be literal.

    Other than that I'm lost.
    bkabbotton December 27, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI've always taken this as a song written about his time right after departing from the Truckers. By all accounts he was in a bad place when they split and struggling with addiction. I hear it as him talking to his former band: "Are you out on the road", "Are you dreaming out loud", etc and while they are doing that he is headed home to go it alone again.

    In real life these things don't happen much at all.
    Too bad we all live the dream.
    I'm realizing just how far I had to fall
    and taking it home to go it alone again.

    He now knows how good it was and how much losing it hurts. His only choice now is going home to go it alone again.

    Who knows maybe I'm crazy and way off, but that is how I hear it.
    jepcubedon June 29, 2015   Link

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