Clear on the road tonight
Headlamps shine on the one-way signs
I try to clear my head
Of thoughts better left unsaid
Runnin' down an old elusive high
One more time
The wind upon my face
No one here for to block my way
I wake the setting sun
Bullet shot by a thoughtful gun
Runnin' down an old elusive high
Did I lose you
Oh friend of mine
Is it in your hardened heart to
Trust me one more time
See, I'm tryin' to shake that same
Devil from my side
Always watchin' me, yeah
Laughing while I cry
While I cry
Gunnin' down an old elusive high
One more time
Clear on the road tonight
Headlamps shine on the mileage signs
Not much further to go
I laugh and I'm almost home
Gunnin' down an old elusive high
Did I lose you
Oh friend of mine
Is it in your hardened heart to
Trust me one more time
See, I'm tryin' to shake that old
Devil from my side
Always taunting me, yeah
Laughing while I cry
While I cry
Runnin' down an old elusive high
One more time
One more time


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Devil By His Side song meanings
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    General Commentmy favorite Jerry cantrell song gives me images of a truck driver drivin down a long dark road at night and just thinking about life...great song
    aicdirt27on June 04, 2005   Link
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    Song MeaningI could be wrong, but I think that Jerry keeps saying 'devil by my side' in the song because he is a 'he' and he often feels as if he does have a devil by his side!
    MMQCon June 08, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationIn my opinion he`s referring to an aspect of his personality which is no pleasant to him. Some actions done in the past ,wondering if forgiveness will be possible . Things like this occur when you`re driving alone and start thinking , happens to me all the time.
    As I`m not english native , I don`t quite get the meaning of "elusive high" .
    Themboneson February 07, 2014   Link
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    General CommentAllright then , thanks for solving my doubt !!
    Themboneson February 14, 2014   Link

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