I don't know nothing, and I don't know a thing
But if I just keep on listening then together we'll sing

I been walking for about a thousand years
And my feet are tired of crying all those painful tears
And my sight is going blind and my soul is way down low
But I haven't seen a thing so that's all that I can know

I don't know nothing and I don't know a thing
But if we just keep on listening then together we'll sing

I've been drinking to drown away my tears
Cause I'm sick of all the violence
And I'm sick of all the fears
And I'm moving down the road
True, I'm moving kind of slow
But I haven't heard a thing
So that's all that I can know

I don't know nothing and y'all don't know a thing
But if we just keep on listening then together we'll sing

I don't think that it's going that good today
I can't take my eyes off of the rain
And everybody's going insane
I don't think it's going that good today
I can't take my eyes off of the rain
And everybody's running away
I ran away to the top of the world today

I've been crying and losing lots of sleep
Cause the roads are getting longer
Winter snows come kind of deep
But I still will move along
And I still can feel the sun
If I see or hear a thing
Then I'll break into a run

Cause I don't know nothing, and y'all don't know a thing
But if we just keep on listening then together we'll sing

I don't think it's going that good today
I can't take my eyes off of the rain
And everybody's going insane
I don't think it's going that good today
I can't take my eyes off of the rain
And everybody's running away
I ran away to the top of the world today


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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs ever... I really think it's just about life and how it's always going on around us, no matter how bad it gets, it's still gonna keep moving on and I think that the guys are just saying that every once and awhile you just gotta stop running away from life and you gotta sit down and think about the direction your gonna take...

    I listened to this song at a very weird point in my life, my ex-fiancee had a miscarriage of our child and after that our relationship just fell apart and we eventually broke up. I thought the world was over, I'd just stay up drinking at nights with my freinds thinking that life wasn't ever gonna get better, but here I am 2 months later and things are actually going suprisingly well, I'm still single but I've been dating this really cool girl and things are looking good going into the summer, we'll just have to see what happens. I dunno, this song got me through a lot of sleepless nights though, so I'm gonna give it a 5 out of 5. Plus I've partied with OAR at Ohio State many times (I actually met the lead singers girlfreind at one of their free concerts and we hung out for a bit) and they are all super cool guys and their music is from the heart, so there ya go.
    osubuckeye4on May 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentanyone notice how in this song they say "ive been walking for about 1000 years" and they say the same line in crazy game of poker? i thought that was cool that the same line can be used in such different songs
    GIpunkrockRLon August 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentjust a comment on the thousand miles, most of their songs stem from a story that mark wrote in high school, in which a guy walks for a thousand miles or so, also i would agree with the other interp, especially the lines that say i dont know anything, so basically he has no direction, so he is just gonna sit around and be comfortable, but if he sees or hears anything then he is gonna jump on it, basically the old hamlet or is it macbeth,="the readiness is all"
    mronigeron March 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song has to be my favorite OAR song. I think its aout when you have a really bad day you want to just run away or go somewhere- not that hard to figure out
    KAS2398on December 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgreat song. mroniger is right, many of thier songs have to do with a story marc wrote. the man who walked a thousand miles is "the wanderer" and the "Someone in the road" is the wanderer.
    todd232on August 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with the first comment 100% This whole song is about getting through the shit life throws at you. No matter how heavy it gets how slow you have to move you will eventually get through it. But also at the same time we all wish we could just run away from our own lives and just let it slide by but we all really dont have that option.
    mavrick480on May 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, the Wanderer, walkin' a thousand miles, thousand years/ fears. or Going to a big brass show about an hour ago seem to be reoccuring things in OAR songs, I never really knew about the High School story though, thanks for shouting it out though.
    Mr_Crawon March 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwut does this song mean?
    the bloucheron March 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti really like this song and i think that it's about how sometimes you just get so caught up in the mess around you... all you can do is watch it all unfold...
    all_alone_togetheron October 27, 2007   Link

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