The road is dangerous and pretty and white
Tires spinning on snow
World spinning heavy and slow
And I’m headed home

Time itself means nothing
But time spent with you

A Donald Sutherland interview comes on the truck radio
He apologizes to all he’s loved and sired

Long shot of my face

Oh I have learned when things are beautiful
To just keep on, just keep on
When things are beautiful, just keep on

The blinding lights of the kingdom can make you weep

Oh I have learned when things are beautiful
To just keep on, just keep on
Oh, when things are beautiful
Just keep on



Lyrics submitted by Eglk, edited by smallwonderrobot

Winter Road song meanings
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    My InterpretationBill's been in love before and fucked it up because he didn't quite believe it was possible to be happy. He's sorted his head out a bit and this time he knows just to sit back and go with it. Simple enough really, but increased powerful from where I'm sitting. As a really big fan of his, I must say I'm pleased to hear he has found real happiness. Most of the album is about this.
    simpaticoon October 07, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThe person in the song is driving home on a snowy, winter road, listening to a Donald Sutherland interview, and looking at the lights of the city. Damn I'm good. No, I love this song. "When things are beautiful, just keep on." That is, don't stop and analyze it into the ground; don't mess it up; just keep on. I think the line "long shot of my face" is meant to convey that the Sutherland apology really affected the person, and he is thinking about what it means for him. The whole song is a lovely scene that Callahan describes to us about these thoughts on a winter road. The sound of wind in the beginning is great; it almost makes me cold.
    Mick3232on April 08, 2014   Link

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