"Allison Road" as written by and Robin Wilson....
I've lost my mind on what I'd find
All of the pressure that I left behind
On Allison Road
Fools in the rain if the sun gets through
Fire's in the heaven of the eyes I knew
On Allison Road

Dark clouds file the moon is near
Birds fly by a.m. in her bedroom stare
There's no telling what I might find
I couldn't see I was lost at the time...
Yeah I didn't know I was lost at the time
On Allison Road

So she fills up her sails with my wasted breath
And each one's more wasted that the others you can bet
On Allison Road
Now I can't hide so why not drive
I know I want to love her but I can't decide
On Allison Road

I didn't know I was lost at the time
Eyes in the sun where the road wasn't wide
So I went looking for an exit sign
All I wanted to find tonight...

Lyrics submitted by Ice, edited by Zorro3

"Allison Road" as written by Robin Wilson

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    General Commentcome on, kids! Let's give this song some justice! It's about a guy who's not sure he's in love so he leaves his woman and now he's not sure he made the right choice. First of all, one of the best lines was omitted above. He says,
    "Eyes in the sun where the road wasn't wide.
    So I went looking for an exit sign.
    All I wanted to find tonight."
    So things got tough and he left. Another great line "I WANT to love her but I can't decide". He's not deciding b/w her and another girl. He knows she loves HIM and he desperately wants to love her back. She's giving him that "bedroom stare" of love and all he notices is the birds flying by; meaning that he's probably looking over her shoulder and not at her the way she's looking at him.
    After he leaves she gets angry "fire in the heaven of the eyes I knew" - the loving eyes are gone and now filled with anger and when he tries to come back she won't listen and decides it's over between them:
    "So she fills up her sails with my wasted breath".

    Just a totally awesome song.
    hotminxon March 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionGreat tune. However, I would have had eight cowbell strikes starting seven seconds into the song and stopping at ten seconds.

    Zorro3on March 26, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song cause the Gin Blossoms are really good and also, it has my name in it!
    psycheon May 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm hoping ur name is Allison, and not she or somethign like that
    Foshyon July 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti heart the gin blossoms!
    emoBettyrocketon June 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti met a girl named allison over the summer...now this song reminds me of her
    ZinbobDanon September 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song totally reminds me of this past sumer. i was totally factuated over a guy who had a gf named allison and vice versa. They'd been going out for 4 years but like he wanted me but couldnt decide between us.
    loveturnstohatefaston December 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI read this interview with Robin, and he said it's about a girl who he's in love with but can't tell her, and the line "fools in the rain, when the sun gets through..." is about making love with her by a lake in the rain ... how powerful is that?! These guys are amazing. One of my favorite songs.
    jennieclaireon May 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is cool it makes me want to name that road in front of my house allison road.
    Neruon August 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbehind the upbeat nature of this song, it's another classic depressing piece by gb. allison road is about a guy who's in a mediocore relationship and decides to leave the girl, leaving her heartbroken. later on, he realizes he made the wrong decisions but can't go back to her. another gb song using their favorite word- fools.
    GinBlossomson January 15, 2006   Link

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