"The Road To Hell (part 2)" as written by and Christopher Anton Rea....
We'll I'm standing by a river but the water doesn't flow
It boils with every poison you can think of.
Then I'm underneath the streetlights
But the light of joy I know
Scared beyond belief way down in the shadows.
And the perverted fear of violence chokes a smile on every face
And common sense is ringing out the bells.
This ain't no technological breakdown
Oh no, this is the road to hell.

And all the roads jam up with credit
And there's nothing you can do
It's all just bits of paper flying away from you.
Look out world
Take a good look what comes down here
You must learn these lesson fast and learn it well.
This ain't no upwardly mobile freeway

Oh no, this is the road
This is the road
This is the road to hell


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"The Road to Hell (Pt. 2)" as written by Christopher Anton Rea

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    General Commentthis song has nothing at all to do with the M25 motorway in London, its a typical metaphore its all in the translation and when translated correctly-this is what the song is about.....

    its basically a song telling you that the life your trapped in is the road to hell an you cant get out, ie marriage, morgage, commitment an how you will never be able to be free once you comite to these things that soceity tells you as a teen that this is how you should live your life, only the wise dont fall into this..
    standing by the river
    But the water doesn't flow---waiting for your dreams but they just wont come-you are not your own man

    It boils with every poison you can think of---the negativity an yr life that you choose which holds you down an the reallity of your decesions

    And I'm underneath the streetlight
    But the light of joy I know
    Scared beyond belief way down in the shadows--

    the brainwash an the fear the media an soceity puts into you, the reason why you wont risk anything or do or change anything you do

    Chokes the smile on every face--as above your bound to the machine

    the road to hell, the western soceity-where people think they are free but seriously they are bound

    And all the roads jam up with credit
    And there's nothing you can do---morgage debt hire purchase all the things that married couples do an conform as society tells them to,

    It's all just pieces of paper flying away from you----your stuffed an are like this its out of yr reach the debts morgages car repayments so on an so on, your now a part of the western way of life the machine.

    You must learn this lesson fast and learn it well
    ----

    if yr wise at a young age you will not get married or fall into debt just to have the happy couple sydrome you will never buy an travel an be yuour own man.-

    This ain't no upwardly mobile freeway---once your bound your bound !!!!!!
    an this is the road to hell,

    pink floyd wrote a simalar song called welcome to the machine
    kronosmantisaon July 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHis greatest song. Instant classic.
    Dostion May 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentApparently about the M25 motorway (London's Orbital Motorway), which is renowned for being more like a car park.
    Wyrmon May 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this seems to be about debt... mostly based on the lyrics of the second verse
    broozaon March 11, 2006   Link

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