The lightning flashed as angels
Rode fiery chargers through the clouds
That answer scared me into tears
And all the grownups laughed out loud

Now the years roll on, tired voices have all gone
Now they ride their thunder through the heavens

There's a world in every drop of rain
Embracing oceans sweep us home again
Come along with me, come along with me
Seek the truth, you shall not find another lie

They say for every living thing
There's a guide up in the sky
That helps you pass from world to world
So you never really die

Then with scythe and cloak
Death comes waltzing to your side
As the visions pass you ask
If there was meaning to your life
As you strain to hear the answer, spirits sing, and devils fiddle
As he bends to whisper in your hear, he leaves you one more riddle

Oh, the answer lies beyond the pain
All the questions in our minds, we surely ask in vain
Come along with me, come along with me
Seek the truth, and you shall find another life

And now my life is like a storm
Growing stronger every day
Like the unrelenting wind
That comes to blow our lives away
So I live each day like I know it's my last
If there is no future there must be no past

Now I know the answers never meant a thing
And with each instant that I breathe
I feel the joy that life can bring
Come along with me, come along with me
Seek the truth, you shall not find another lie
Come along with me, come along with me
Seek the truth, you shall not find another lie

Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

The Answer Lyrics as written by Jay Clementi Dierks Bentley

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commentthis song means alot to me. My thoughts are of death and sucide but he knows that is the way out and his trying to find an answer to his porblems
    TheQueenOfswingon February 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIf you are feeling down, this song is so great and inspirational to listen to. When people say that their future is going no where, or that they have no future and want to end it all, its like'If there is no future there must be no past' kinda sayin that you can always go back to what you know.... I love all of Richie Sambora's music, its all very inspirational or at least uplifting, to me ;-)
    Samboras1Chickon May 13, 2003   Link
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    General Commentgood to see some fellow SamboraLovers here! This is an amazing song...I love everything by Richie, and this song has a lot of depth and power in it.
    SamboraStrangeron January 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's a great song. To me it seams he wants to say that you shouldn't analyze everything til it breaks. If you worry to much about the past and the future, you end up missing what you have. Eventualy, the answers will come, but don't dig them up before it's time. Though the record according to me doesn't have a single bad song, this is one of the best.
    Samborafpon March 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI completely agree with Samborafp.

    This is such a beautiful song.
    live4musicon March 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is poetry. You could take away the music and the words would stand up on their own.
    kait25on December 30, 2009   Link

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