"Rocky Mountain Way" as written by Rocke Grace, Kenneth R. Passarelli, Joey Vitale and Joseph Fidler Walsh....
Spent the last year
Rocky Mountain Way
Couldn't get much higher
Out to pasture
Think it's safe to say
Time to open fire

And we don't need the ladies
Crying 'cause the storie's sad
'cause the Rocky Mountain Way
Is better than the way we had

Well he's tellin' us this
And he's tellin' us that
Changes it every day
Say's it doesn't matter
Bases are loaded and Casey's at bat
Playin' it play by play
Time to change the batter

And we don't need the ladies
Crying 'cause the storie's sad, uh huh
Rocky Moutain Way
Is better than the way we had
Hey, hey, hey, hey


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"Rocky Mountain Way" as written by Rocke Grace, Kenneth R. Passarelli, Joey Vitale, Joseph Fidler Walsh

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    General Comment
    He's telling a story...the lyrics are literal as well as figurative. He was inspired at Caribou Ranch above Boulder, Colorado (Nederland). For anyone who has ever been there, you know that it's a fact... you can't get much higher since the Continental Divide is in your face. Since he was finished with James Gang projects, he probably literally felt put out to pasture at the time. Lots of meadows around Ned, too.

    He's a songwriting genius. Love ya, Joe!!

    luckystiffon August 14, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis is a excellent song, its a southern song, true.... when i jam to this song, it brings out my southern heritage in me... has some old southern folk in it...
    CoNjOutsidersLsSmon March 13, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is a excellent song, its a southern song, true.... when i jam to this song, it brings out my southern heritage in me... has some old southern folk in it...
    CoNjOutsidersLsSmon March 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentRocky Mountain Way...can't get much higher than that. I like to try though ;P
    2112Rush2112on January 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIts about getting high and how getting high is much better than not getting high.
    CRuthon April 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcan't say that's true but this song is terribly funky
    heyjude55on April 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOk yall this is a song about the government in the 60s. the hippies revolted by goin bak to nature and the old ways, allot of youth didnt want to live like society wanted "its bettr the way we have" walsh actually says the bases r loaded IN CASE HES AT BATT talking about politics n the president, "time to change the batter" talking about nixon being elected and he was a crook too "it doesnt matter. Thats why that gen lived the rocky mountain way .
    mybrothrskeeperon May 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe guitar is speaking its mocking the teachr from peanuts. Pokin fun out of the way the generations superiors allways in their ears tellin them what to do, joe walsh was the hippie eagle
    mybrothrskeeperon May 22, 2010   Link
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    General Commentout to pasture think its safe to say time to open fire is a drug refrence. , dont need the ladies crying cuz the storys sad, the babyboomers wer jus goin to live life how they wanted, its our history folks
    mybrothrskeeperon May 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI dunno for sure what the lyrics are about, but they apply nicely to our current situation here in WI; this state sucks and gov. Walker is at bat, missing every pitch. I'd rather be in Colorado
    raisinflameson April 07, 2012   Link

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