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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    Song MeaningTo me this song is about the human condition itself, more than any particular character or story. We are conceived and then born into this heavy, material world of shadows amongst the light, immersed in the constant potential for danger and violence, whether we suffer it or perpetrate it or both.

    The one thing we are given is a path to take, the choice whether to keep surviving and putting one foot in front of the other, or not. Some make their way with violence or greed or both, whether trying to get ahead or just get by, and their ways are in evidence all along the way, but it doesn't really change the road they must travel along with everyone else; you might just as well pass the time singing, taking it easy, enjoying yourself any way you can find along the way.

    Regardless, we never get to wherever the road leads; we're born on the road and we die on the road. Some say they know where it goes, some have doubts or don't care. Aside from inspiration to keep on going, it ultimately doesn't matter whether a destination really exists or not, if we're never gonna get there anyway. You don't have to know where the road goes in order for it to get you there, not like there's any other road to travel anyway.

    No matter how well and long we keep walking, eventually our walk comes to an end; we're already dead from the moment we're born. These clothes and shoes we're wearing belong to the inevitably deceased. Those who have walked before us, we will someday find dead and cold, just as those who walk behind us will someday find us dead and cold. We'll only cross paths with them again if there's another life after this one. Until then, every new day you wake up is another good day you get to spend on the road.
    SubGothiuson October 18, 2010   Link

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