"Traffic" as written by Kelly Jones, Stuart Cable and Richard Mark Jones....
We all face the same way
Still it takes all day, I take a look to my left
Pick out the worst and the best
She paints her lip greasy and thick
Another mirror stare and she's going where?

Another office affair, to kill an unborn scare?
You talk dirty to a priest, it makes them human at least
But as you're running away, to start a brand new day?
Or she going home, why's she driving alone?

Is anyone going anywhere?
Everyone's gotta be somewhere

She got a body in the boot, or just bags full of food?
Those are models legs, bBut are they women's are they men's?
She shouts down the phone, missed a payment on the loan
She gotta be above the rest keeping up with the best

Is anyone going anywhere?
Everyone's gotta be somewhere

Wait tables for a crook? Wrote a hard back book?
You teach kids how to read? Sell your body on the street?
A nurse without a job? Another uptown snob
But have I got you wrong? One look and you were gone

Is anyone going anywhere?
Is anyone going anywhere?
Is anyone going anywhere?
Everyone's got to be, somewhere

Lyrics submitted by Nelly

"Traffic" as written by Richard Mark Jones Kelly Jones

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI think this is an existential commentary on loneliness and life. Kelly I think is daydreaming in this song - sitting in traffic jams, bored out of your tree, hungover - I often think similar stuff - an interesting mind game at an airport, look around, all those people, they have lives and friends, and families and inter and causal connections. Word Gets Around I agree with turton above, the best album. It still gets played at my place, full blast, the neighbours must know it off by heart. And this track is one of the best.
    steve63on July 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta beautiful song, definitely the finest the Stereophonics have produced. This album, Word Gets Around, was the best.
    turtonhoton May 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthink its about just taking a look at someone when stuck in traffic, and all the possibilities of their life. Just makes you wonder, trying to figure out where there going, who they are, what are they up2. Whether they're a somebody or a nobody.
    turtonhoton May 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentagreed Word Gets Around is basically the trials and tribulations of living in such a close knit community that everyone knows ur business and like steve63 still blast this album out and am suprised never to see this in at least top5 albums of all time it is a classic
    diablo-evoon June 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah word gets around is definatly one of the greatest SP albums, although they're so hard to compare.

    This song has a very unique theme in my opinion, the guy is just bored and starts to analyse people, then it gets a bit of a deeper meaning when he wonders if anyone is going anywhere at all.

    I love the live version of this song (on "live from dakota") where the crowd sings a few lines of the last part. Man I wish they would come and play live in holland again >_
    Theodoricon August 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe whole album revolves around scandal, and rumours. I think with Traffic, there's all these rumours floating around this woman, about how she's a bit dodgy, maybe steals men and then kills them or something.
    louisagiffardon September 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRE louisagiffard

    dont talk shite
    Madeleine1919on December 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti guess its just about how looks doesnt mean anything and that anyone could be doing anything. kinda reminds me of American Psycho, where the main character works in a top law firm but kills people out of boredom but no one notices or believes him when he tells his story, cuz they just cant believe that a top guy like him could do such a thing. but anyone could be doin anything really.
    herchenmon December 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhat a g8 song!!!!
    greenday7on July 09, 2009   Link

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