"Same Ol' Road" as written by Dino Campanella, Gavin Hayes, Mark Engles and Drew Roulette....
Here we go down that same old road again
Sympathy unfolds the shell that holds all the beauty within
Here we go down that same old road again
A memory, a regret, a hope

Here we go down that same old road again
Empathy controls the wind that blows and tickles our skin
A memory, a regret, a hope, a stimulant

Recent it seems
We must push on, we must push on
Though we bleed
We must push on, we must push on

All you need is a modest house in a modest neighborhood
In a modest town where honest people dwell
Making the cleanest energy for the greenest plants to grow
Richest soil that is drenched with the freshest rain
Then you should sit in your backyard
Watch clouds peak over the tallest mountain tops
Cause they unveil honest opinions about the stars

We must push on, we must push on
Recent it seems
We must push on, we must push on
Though we bleed
We must push on, we must push on

All you need is a modest house
In a modest neighborhood
All you need is a modest house
In a modest neighborhood
All you need is a modest house
In a modest neighborhood
All you need is a modest house
In a modest neighborhood
All you need is a modest house
In a modest neighborhood


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"Same Ol Road" as written by Drew Roulette Dino Campanella

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    General CommentI can't believe this has been around soooo long and only a few here have seemed to have come close to the real heart of this song. I too signed up just to comment on this one.

    "Sarcastic feeling" only begins to explain the meaning here. It was quite obvious to me first listen that this song is about a false dream. The people of this country are conditioned for the most part to conform and work hard so they can eventually grow out of their modest neighborhood and move into a new modest neighborhood and raise their own family there. They are thus perpetuating a cycle which feeds the machine and doesn't necessarily serve any meaning or purpose other than falling under the power of others and forgetting their own path in life. We see this happening again and again to people all around us, going down that "Same 'Ol Road Again", many of them not even realizing the conformity and brainwashing they're being subject to.

    This song confronts the reality and blandness that is the majority of america (or at least middle class america). You already know everything about this path, why are you so eager to take it?
    ionmech2on July 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou guys are all wrong. If any of you guys took the time to read the CD sleeve it's obviously about someone dying. "'Same Ol' Road' is dedicated in loving memory to Carol Stenstadz". Kind of makes sense cause he is singing about sympathy, empathy and moving on...
    meaghanmfon April 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamn i fuckin love this song..i just heard it today and it just blew my mind away...definetly good times when listening to this song
    Hazimelon July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhere'd you hear it? this song is awesome, but is this really the title? it is quite fantastic though
    _bones_on July 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm isnt it "Sympathy unfolds the shell..." and "Empathy controls the wind..." ?
    Chthonic_Divinityon September 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis makes me believe it's about someone who is having a hard time making a living, and just making it through each day. The person gets sympathy from others and they open their heart up to them and show what their true self is.

    From line "All you need is a modest house" to "About the stars " it's all about what you need to live to be overall happy. The verse is just describing a simple, perfect-enough area to live and grow in.
    THECobraon March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentInstead of "will we regret the hope", I believe that it's

    a memory/a regret/a hope

    the second time is

    a memory/a regret/a hope/a stimulant
    Pabliciouson March 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA firend sent me this song a couple days ago, and it hit hard, as I've been going through some tough times with the death of someone I was very close to, and the chorus "though we bleed, we must push on, we must push on" really hit home for me.
    MasterDuncan03on March 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwell, i've heard the song, and seen the music video. And based on both of those. I feel that this song is really just a new age rendition of Robert Frost's "Road Less Traveled", or whatever it is. It's basically talking about chosing something that might be a little bit more risky and different. All of dredg's music is talking about the arts, just to let you know
    youeatpoopon March 16, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti heard this band when i went to their show with dredg, when i heard this song i began to mosh at their set, this song is fucking awesome. guys keep up the good work...
    FATA_ruleson March 28, 2003   Link

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