"Hard Way Home" as written by Brandi M. Carlile, Phillip John Hanseroth and Timothy Jay Hanseroth....
Oooh
I sometimes lose my faith in luck
I don't know what I want to be when I grow up
I just count the rain
Wearing the floor through the boards again
I wish I could find a soul to steal
I could be the engine, you could be the wheel
And when we're driving home, I never have to worry about being alone

Oooh, I'll follow my tracks
See all the times I should have turned back
Oooh, I wept alone
I know what it means to be on my own
Oooh, the things I've known
Looks like I'm taking the hard way home
Oooh, the seeds I've sown
Taking the hard way home
Taking the hard way home

I never did learn how to follow the rules
I never was good at sleeping while the moon was full
I just lie and burn
Wreck my mind while the planet turns
I sometimes wish I could start again
I'd try and do the right things every now and then
I'd step in line
That's what I would do if I could turn back time

Oooh, I'll follow my tracks
See all the times I should have turned back
Oooh, I wept alone
I know what it means to be on my own
Oooh, the things I've known
Looks like I'm taking the hard way home
Oooh, the seeds I've sown
Taking the hard way home
Taking the hard way home

ooh

I'll tell you how I want to live
Forget about the take
Forget about the give
I want to leave this town
Fake my death and never be found

Oooh, I'll follow my tracks
See all the times I should have turned back
Oooh, I wept alone
I know what it means to be on my own
Oooh, the things I've known
Looks like I'm taking the hard way home
Oooh, the seeds I've sown
Taking the hard way home
Taking the hard way home

I sometimes lose my faith in luck
I don't know what I want to be when I grow up
I just count the rain
Wearing the floor through the boards again
I wish I could find a soul to steal
I could be the engine, you could be the wheels
When we're driving home, I never have to worry about being alone

Oooh, the things I've known
Looks like I'm taking the hard way home
Oooh, the seeds I've sown
Taking the hard way home
Taking the hard way home
Taking the hard way home


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"Hard Way Home" as written by Phillip John Hanseroth Brandi M. Carlile

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    My InterpretationThis is a fun song to sing in the car. I think it's about taking a kind of twisted path through life, struggling to figure yourself out and not having found where you belong. I have friends who took what might be called the "easy" way home and followed the life path that's traditionally set out for us: college, grad school, marriage, house, kids, career. That's not the way my life is working out (as is probably the case for most of us), and I'm wading through existential angst instead of starting a family. But that's okay, too. We'll all find our place eventually. (Well, maybe not, but we might as well pretend.)
    wildflowerfeveron September 17, 2012   Link

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