i'll be way down a silver road, i'll go
where the moon has it lit up
turn off your headlights and go slowly
i don't want it to let up.

have you been thinking that you were all alone
but i still thought of you
word every once in a while forgetting that
some of it could be true
held in the beam of a light i thought we shared
shone between two shores
and wants to be traveled like the gravel that
runs from my door to yours

i'll be way down the silver road, i'll go
where the moon has it lit up
turn off your headlights and go slowly
i don't want it to let up.

way down a silver road, i'll go
where the moon has it lit up
turn off your headlights and go slowly
i don't want it to let up.

da da da...
held in the beam of a light i thought we shared
shone between two shores
and wants to be traveled like the gravel that
runs from my door to yours

i'll be way down a silver road, i'll go
where the moon has it lit up
turn off your headlights and go slow
i don't want it to let up.

way down a silver road, i'll go
where the moon has it lit up
turn off your headlights and go slowly
i don't want it to let up.


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Silver Road song meanings
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    General CommentSuch a gorgeous song. Sarah's voice is perfection, and the simplicity of her songs works so well. Some people don't need bells and whistles.
    nevereveron May 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is beautiful. you're right neverever, the simplicity is what makes it so good
    demostheneson August 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentits such a pretty song...she was great in concert singing it with Gord Downie of the hip...ah
    my_friends_over_youon August 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow.. i love this.
    angelleon September 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is hypnotically beautiful. It is DECEPTIVELY simple. Note how the verses aren't the same in their phrasing, and the band (at least on her "All of our Names" album) plays and stops in different places.

    The elegance and finesse of her lyrics, and of the band's playing, make this song spectacular. She is one of those rare songwriters who can somehow paint feelings through words - they aren't just words, they connect the meaning and FEELINGS of those words right to your soul when you hear them.

    Bravo, Sarah.
    mmagliaroon December 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHere are the lyrics (including punctuation and capitalization) from the CD jacket:

    I'll be way down a silver road
    I'll go where the moon has it lit up
    turn off your headlights and go slowly
    I don`t want it to let up

    Had you been thinking that you were all alone
    while I still thought of you?
    A word every once in awhile
    forgetting that some of it could be true

    Held in the beam of a light
    a thought we shared
    shone between two shores
    wants to be traveled like the gravel
    that runs from my door to yours

    I'll be way down a silver road
    I'll go where the moon has it lit up
    Turn off your headlights and go slowly
    I don't want it to let up

    As to how far it goes
    and to when we set out
    I'll say goodnight on the street
    and I'll see you around

    Way down a silver road
    I'll go where the moon has it lit up
    Turn off your headlights and go slowly
    I don't want it to let up
    comeonon November 22, 2008   Link

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