"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

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  • +2
    General Commentthis is clearly aboot ceiling fans
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    DMB NAZIon February 02, 2009   Link
  • +2
    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
  • +1
    General Commentoh, man, i always thought it was "Whale in the Sky"...i thought it was a message to take lots of drugs and kill yourself or something.
    Boy, was I wrong...thanks, Songmeanings.net saved my life...
    Chinupon December 07, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEzekiel's Wheels in the sky, of course......
    lpcustomon February 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSimply their best song.
    TheCranberriesLoveron August 08, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with most of the posts. It's about life on the road. Constantly touring and getting sick of it and wanting to just be home
    archer1203on October 31, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationThe wheel in the sky is the inevitable passage of time - as others have said, the sun traveling across the sky has often been described as being on a wheel or a sphere. It's something that can't be stopped or changed ("keeps on turning"), even if we want it to slow down.

    I dont have much to add.... just wanted to point out "Made of silver not of clay" is a biblical reference, to Timothy 2:20, "In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay." The allegory refers to that there are some people who are very important and honored to you, for whom you bring out your best tableware.

    And "Don't think I'm ever gonna make it home again," I think this is a turn on that expression, 'you can never go home again.' This refers to the idea that once you leave a place, time and experience change you, and coming back to it will never feel the same.
    jancolaon February 10, 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
  • 0
    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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