Concentrate, you're on the middle
Of this one way ride
In the center lays the key
To get back off to a while
If you can't solve this riddle
I'm afraid you'll have to stay
In the ???
Of underestimated betrayal

See them point in your direction
See the indifference in their eyes
Just living in oblivion
Struggling with too many wires
So you've got to solve this riddle
Other wise you won't get back
So if I were you
I would concentrate on the morbid one way track


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One Way Ride Lyrics as written by Alex Callier

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    Since the first time I heard it, this makes me think of Alice in Wonderland, the scene where the caterpillar is asking Alice riddles. Anybody else get that vibe?

    maylayon July 13, 2005   Link
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    I can see that.

    It seems like the part after "see them point in your direction" has to do with how people today are just mindless automatons...in the point of view of the speaker....and technology traps us....

    I just think the whole 'if you can't solve this riddle' thing is megaweird. Myabe it has to do with the idea that if we dont' figure out a way to really start living meaningful lives again, things are going to come to some sort of crucible.

    AlairaKasimeron January 14, 2006   Link

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