"The Road" as written by Simon Friend, Charles Kenton Heather, Mark Chadwick, Jonathan Sevink and Jeremy Cunningham....
Headlights, white lights, black tar rivers
Dragging me around this country as it withers
The billboards, signposts, standing in the way
Tell of the state of the nations, that we find today

And we play and we play
To every day, every day
To every day

In the front rooms of old towns far from the city
With beat up guitars and hearts full of pity
The people gather round singing songs from everywhere
Torn from the nation, left without a care

And we play and we play
To every day, every day
To every day

And we'll rid the bloody world for a moment in a word
And we'll rid the bloody world 'cause
The words that you heard when you were young will always stay
The one's that always stay make the world go away
The words that you heard when you were young will always stay
The one's that always stay make the world go away
Go away

Warm night, clear sky, European town
Outside the bars singing their hearts out to a crowd
Open boots, violin, banjo and a voice
The Exiled buskers,they´re happy with their choice

And we play and we play
To every day, every day
To every day

And we'll rid the bloody world for a moment in a word
And we'll rid the bloody world 'cause
The words that you heard when you were young will always stay
The one's that always stay make the world go away
The words that you heard when you were young will always stay
The one's that always stay make the world go away
Go away

And we play and we play
To every day, every day
Every day


Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death

"The Road" as written by Charles Kenton Heather Simon Friend

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    General CommentI'm not certain what this song is about but i think its something to do with travelling around the country and doing their very best to change the blind thoughts of foolish men, despite how corrupt the country is. "And we'll rid the bloody world for a moment in a word" and how the words you heard when you were young stay and they influence you, your thoughts and your way of life. This song is great live. Another beautiful moment for me.
    Tom_999on May 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commenta song of touring and busking. This songs, in my opinion, is a song about the levellers in their early days and the feelings generated during small intimate gigs around the countryside. I think you're wrong to say they mean to change the world. More like they're saying: for a few moments, an hour or two, we, the band and the fans, will share the same emotions and for a while we'lll be able to forget about the rest of the world and "them", and just live in our own little clique
    kootoon June 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGood point. Your probably right
    Tom_999on June 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentlove this song, it undermines the critics, who label 'crusties', telling them the life choice is a conscious 1, and not regretted, but enjoyed, its freedom and peace
    mimison April 11, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningThe Road puts a distance between a bad, decaying world of nations, cities and pollution, and an exiled, international group of musicians reconnecting with their roots by performing the music of their childhood. Very powerful.
    dilaudidon July 03, 2017   Link

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