"End Of The Line" as written by and John C. Jaworowicz Allen Woody....
And now the gravity of trouble was more than I could bear,
At times my luck was so bad, I had to fold my hands,
Almost lost my soul, rarely I could find my head,
Wake up early in the morning, feeling nearly dead.

I was never afraid of danger, took trouble on the chin,
Mountains I have climbed, that have killed a thousand men,
Spent most of my lifetime downtown, sleepin' behind the wheel,
Never needed anybody, I was king of the hill.

[Chorus]
Oh, when I think about the old days,
Lord, it sends chills up and down my spine,
Yeah life ain't what it seems, on the boulevard of broken dreams,
Guess I opened my eyes in the nick of time,
Cause it sure felt like the end of the line.

No matter how hard I run, I just can't get away
I try to do my best, but the devil gets in my way
Spent most of my lifetime downtown, sleepin' behind the wheel
'Till it all came down to kill or be killed

[Chorus]


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"End of the Line" as written by Gregg Allman Allen Woody

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    My InterpretationThis song is the anthem for all who have lived a fast-paced, dangerous lifestyle (I was never afraid of danger ...), and have faced the debilitating uncertainty of consequences for the actions and activities part of such a lifestyle.

    Facing dire consequences (... the gravity of trouble...), whether physical or human imposed, is such a overwhelming strain on a person's psyche. Usually, those consumed by the prospect of being subjected to such ominous consequences believe that their life, or life as they know it, will soon be over, forever; "The End of the Line." Sometimes, but not always, at the last posible moment, there is a reprieve. The reprieve may not bring absolute amnesty from consequences, but, at least, greatly minimizes the potential consequences to be endured.

    Upon reflection (oh, when I think about the old days...), after some time has elapsed and the dangerous lifestyle has been abandoned, a person having endured a hardship such as described above must consider why the consequences they faced during their time of trouble wasn't worse, knowing it could have been "The End of the Line."

    A very powerful song, which is appreciated best by those who have climbed mountains, ..."that have killed a thousand men...", and survived to think about it.
    unlikelyoutlaw65on December 25, 2011   Link

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