"Everyday Is A Winding Road" as written by Sheryl Crow, Bill Bottrell, Brian Macleod and Jeff Trott....
I hitched a ride with a vending machine repairman
He said he's been down this road more than twice
He was high on intellectualism
I've never been there, but the brochure looks nice

1-Jump in, let's go, lay back, enjoy the show
Everybody gets high, everybody gets low
These are the days when anything goes

2-Everyday is a winding road
I get a little bit closer
Every day is a faded sign
I get a little bit closer to feeling fine

He's got a daughter he calls "Easter"
She was born on a Tuesday night
I'm just wondering why I feel so alone
Why I'm a stranger in my own life
(repeat 1, 2, 2)

I've been swimming in a sea of anarchy
I've been living on coffee and nicotine
I've been wondering if all the things I've seen
Were ever real, were ever really happening
(rpt 2...)

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"Everyday Is a Winding Road" as written by Brian Macleod Bill Bottrell


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  • +2
    General CommentI love this song. I don't know what it's about and I don't care. I just like it.
    wayla1234on November 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI've always thought this song was a very personal one for Sheryl. I've read that there was a lot of animosity among the people who played on her first album, "Tuesday Night Music Club". Partially this was because it was recorded by a group of musicians who were getting together at the time to "jam" for fun and record various songs when the mood arose. Sheryl had tried to record her first album, but it was scrapped and the record label arranged for her to join into this group, with the intent that they use the songs she sang as her album. But they never told the group this, so they felt that their fun little sessions had been "hijacked" and several of them blamed Sheryl in the "industry papers".
    With that background, I believe the "daughter he calls Easter" is Sheryl herself - she was "born on a Tuesday night" - a not-so-thinly-veiled reference to her first album's title. She also talks about being "a stranger in her own life", which could be a reference to feeling that what people were saying about her in the media wasn't true.
    I have felt from the time that I first heard them that this song, along with "A Change Would Do You Good" are linked, and are her responses to all that had happened and all the bad feelings that these musicians who were so crucial to getting her career started now had about her.
    I'm not going to claim that the song isn't about other things as well, but I think she's just expressing how all of that made her feel. It also works as a comment on the start of her career - always on the road touring - it's a "sea of anarchy", filled with stimulants like "coffee and nicotine" that keep her going from day to day.
    KirkHon May 26, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is telling you to recognice your pain, express what you are feeling, but hold on, there is going to be a sunny day soon.
    LaurelGon November 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a pretty good song...I've always enjoyed it.
    zacsteron March 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentObviously you can't see the end of a road if its windy so you gotta just roll with the punches and live life to the fullest cause who knows whats going to happen.

    BUT! I wouldn't overthink the meaning - as Sheryl says, "he was high on intellectualism, i've never been there but the brochure looks nice"

    Nuff said
    louieglaser@gmail.comon January 13, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a fun summer song to listen to when i feel sad. i love the beat in the background.
    enchantedrockeron April 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song with a passion. She's just talking about how fucked up life is in general. It is great. Do vending machine repairmen even exist?
    ldsbounceon June 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy yes, vending machine repairmen do exist!
    BaKsHion June 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHow else would the vending machines get fixed??
    Keep_Smiling_:)on January 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm sure "every day is a winding road" is a really deep statement; I just don't know what it means.
    stoolhardyon December 09, 2005   Link

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