Where the road is dark, and the seed is sowed
Where the gun is cocked, and the bullet's cold
Where the miles are marked in the blood and gold
I'll meet you further on up the road

Got on my dead man's suit and my smilin' skull ring
My lucky graveyard boots, and song to sing
I got a song to sing, to keep me out of the cold
And I'll meet you further on up the road

Further on up the road
further on up the road
Where the way is dark and the night is cold
One sunny morning we'll rise, I know
And I'll meet you further on up the road

Now I been out in the desert, just doin' my time
Searching through the dust, lookin' for a sign
If there's a light up ahead, well brother I don't know
But I got this fever burnin' in my soul
So let's take the good times as they go
And I'll meet you further on up the road

Further on up the road
Further on up the road
Further on up the road
Further on up the road

One sunny mornin' we'll rise I know
And I'll meet you further on up the road
One sunny morning we'll rise I know
And I'll meet you further on up the road


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    General CommentI love genesin2000's post, "This is clearly a song about gold fever." haha what? it might be about that, but it's definitely not clear. i'd say considering springsteen's writing style it's pretty possible the "desert" is a metaphorical one, meaning he's been lost in a lonely no-man's land due to an unresolved conflict. I tend to think the song is about revenge. The guy in the song is a badass. He wears a dead man's suit, a smiling skull ring, and sings songs to keep his revenge-obsessed mind calmed. He's counting on meeting whoever wronged him further on up the road. If it was written about September 11th like most of the rest of the album, it could be about a widowed man's thirst for revenge on those who took his wife.
    dontgetsentimentalon May 18, 2008   Link

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