"Wheel in the Sky" as written by Diane Valory, Robert Fleischman and Neal Schon....
Winter is here again oh lord,
Haven't been home in a year or more
I hope she holds on a little longer
Sent a letter on a long summer day
Made of silver, not of clay
I've been runnin' down this dusty road

Wheel in the sky keeps on turnin'
I don't know where I'll be tomorrow
Wheel in the sky keeps on turnin'

I've been trying to make it home
Got to make it before too long
I can't take this very much longer
I'm stranded in the sleet and rain
Don't think I'm ever gonna make it home again
The mornin' sun is risin'
It's kissin the day

Oh the wheel in the sky keeps on turnin'
I don't' know where I'll be tomorrow
Ooo the wheel in the sky keeps on turnin'


Lyrics submitted by Phlick_2002

"Wheel in the Sky" as written by Diane Valory, Robert Fleischman, Neal Schon

Lyrics © Journey - Weedhigh Nightmare Music, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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  • +1
    General CommentI think he's on some sort of journey. Probably with wheels, underneath a sky.
    allidapson December 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is clearly aboot ceiling fans
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    DMB NAZIon February 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI lost my younger brother to cancer a while back. He was a Harley rider. He died way too young. (39) He was sick over a year. He had us play this song at his funeral. Life goes on but he was tired of fighting the cancer. He couldn't do normal things (haven't been home in a year or more). Asked his Maker for help (Sent a letter on a long summer's day. Silver for a prayer not clay) The dusty road was his pain. His body quit him he was ready to die(I've been trying to make it home Got to make it before too long I can't take this very much longer)
    I'm stranded in the sleet and rain) He gave up on getting cured, saw the end (The mornin' sun is risin'
    It's kissing the day). He did't know where he was going ( don't know where I'll be tomorrow).
    We saw a deep meaning in this song. It gives me comfort when I hear it.
    I had "Wheel in The Sky " engraved on his tombstone above an engraving of his Harley.

    Ceiling fan.... I think not.

    jan1958on February 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is talking about Ezekiel's wheel, the wheel within a wheel in the sky. The wheel represents how Ezekiel explained his vision of God in words. The lonely traveler is acknowledging God's continual presence and is taking comfort in that.
    stephanoon June 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSimply their best song.
    TheCranberriesLoveron August 08, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThere are many spiritual, astrological and astronomical "wheels" in different cultures and religions...but I don't think the "wheel in the sky" in this song is a reference to any specific one of them. The songwriter was likely just going after the poetic imagery of a lone person, caught up in a vast wheel of time/heavens/cosmos. They were trying to express the feeling of having events in your life determined by forces beyond your control.
    nunquamon July 06, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionReligious?!! Really? Wow - to me it's about a guy who is on the road who is hoping his girl is still waiting for him - he's been away for a while hence "winter is her again...." When out touring all days blend into one another you lose track of time - you just count the seasons - wheel in the sky references time then the line " I don't know where I'll be tomorrow" again touring one city to the next they all look the same he just wants it to be over but they keep adding shows " don't think I'm ever gonna make it home again" Just my interpretation
    Nfl305on June 28, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationHmm, not sure why so many want to see a religious reference. Sure, it's easy to imagine an allusion to Ezekiel's wheel, but there's nothing else in the lyrics to support that - no hope, no failth, no love, no future, no help from God...nothing (and no angels, chariot or wheels).

    What there is, is a really good description of endless days far away from home with only forlorn despair and little hope for return. The Wheel In The Sky is the endless passage of time,,,sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, day after day time keeps on moving, and the passage of one's life never seems to get you closer to home.
    He's probably still out there, wondering if he will ever get home.
    TriangleManon August 16, 2014   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great road song, journey is a great ass kicking band! driving up the old smokey mountains, or to the grand canyon, or even in the country side, this sosung should be turned up, full volume. the song is deffinately about him traveling on the road, maybe for the band, or maybe for enjoyment, and he cant find his way back home! thats what i feel anyways. e mail me at deiselking@hotmail.com or aol im: njrockstarbandit
    later
    njrockstarbanditon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song rocks, and Journey rocks, as I've said many times now. Yeah, it's about him traveling probably with the band and how he gets homesick.
    alias18on July 13, 2002   Link

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