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 agree that you all have some great explanations for this song. What I hear when I listen to it gives me the picture of something out of Poltergeist II.

    A timeless entity from somewhere during the gold rush and this entity is saying "I will get you sometime," with the vague statement "I'll meet you further on up the road" collecting on people's misdeeds.

    The description of his attire (dead man's suit, smiling skull ring, lucky graveyard boots) sounds sinister. The line "one sunny morning, we will rise I know" brings the idea of him forecasting when its all catching up home.
    AlbertMilleron July 17, 2010   Link

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