I want to kill this man
But he turned around and ran
I'll kill him with karate
That I learned in Japan
He wouldn't see my face
I wouldn't leave a trace
I wouldn't use a bullet
'Cause a bullet's a disgrace

Aw, momma
I never thought that I was a murdering man
But tonight I'm on my way

There's this drawer that I know
In a house up the road
That's full of things
That are easily sold
When they go out of town
I could go and snoop around
And make myself rich
Off the things that I found

Aw, momma
I never thought that I was a stealing man
But tonight I'm on my way

I was sitting on the bleacher
Staring at the speaker
Reading his lips
But I could not understand
So I opened up my ears
And clearly I could hear
This detailed story
All about a grain of sand

Aw, momma
I always dreamt of being a good listener
So tonight I'm on my way

There's this kid you gotta meet
He lives across the street
He's got spirit and heart
We're ten years apart
He is up for anything
He can hang with anyone
He still likes the things
We used to think were fun

Aw, momma
I never thought that I could have a friend
But tonight I'm on my way

I'm in love with someone
Who's as pretty as a flower
Her life gives me power
So I'm buyin' her a ring
She makes hats with her hands
She is such an artist
I'm her biggest fan
And I'm teaching her to sing

Aw, momma
I never thought that I could love no one
But tonight I'm on my way

Lyrics submitted by Jon11

On My Way Lyrics as written by Marilyn Bergman Alan Bergman


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    General Commentfirst comment, woohoo!

    I like this song. I think it's my favorite on this cd so far. I just like the feel and the way it flows.
    That is all.
    blondechick917on April 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think this is truely about growing up and changing. it's pretty clear that good old bK has changed a lot since his radish days or even his last album. i think it's a very honest song, and that honesty pours out of it, even in the simple sounding recording.
    I can do the Frugon April 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe first time i heard this song i actually wasnt so into it. after i heard it live though - i fell in love with it - the way ben performs this song (as well as different but the same) is amazing - so full of feeling and with a lot more power chords. you cant help but fall in love with ben all over again :)
    millersgirl01on April 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing! Hes a great lyricist...
    CJW 24 x 3on April 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI heared this song live before the album came out. I was at a Bright Eyes show and conor begged BK to play this song cuz he thought it was so pretty.
    jennipher everon May 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSuch a great Kweller song. I like how the song starts off a little random and by the end of the song he goes into "mom i never thought that i could love no one" and somehow creates a more simple and pleasing mood.
    LifeInEveryWordon June 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe way BK wrote this song was that he was on an airplane, and he took five words (murderer, theif, listener, friend, lover) and wrote a verse about each. I want to start a tradition of people making up their own verses to the same words. That would be cool.
    Wrapidon June 28, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"i'm her biggest fan, and i'm teaching her to sing"

    so. friggin. cute. ack!

    i love ben kweller!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    sham_onon October 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthat is cool wrapid. this song is so beautiful.
    atthedrive-inon December 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI met my first real boyfriend at a Ben Kweller concert, where he told us how he wrote it on a plane. The boy left the next day for a state far away on a plane. He left a note, saying that he would be back in my hometown in three months, and he just wanted to tell me he thought the world of me. The day he was flying back I played that song for hours and was very happy. It always makes me smile.
    penguinzazon February 03, 2005   Link

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