"Wayward One" as written by Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy....
And they cry
And they call
As the wayward walk alone

City lights
Urban sprawl
In a place no one should know

Shown no grace
Shown no love
These mean streets are meant for none

Take them back to the start
Let the purest of heart
Know their worth is still spoken

As they fight to exist
We neglect and resist
Let this circle be broken

Broken homes
Broken lives
They repeat themselves in time

It's passed on
Down the line
Till we heal the wounds inside

It's not too late
To make things right
Dress wounds with loves pure light


They're still waiting
They still cry
They still want to know they'll be all right

All I'm saying
Can we try?
To bring the wayward ones back home tonight
Bring the wayward one back home tonight


Lyrics submitted by FickShut29

"Wayward One" as written by Myles Kennedy Mark Tremonti

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    General CommentAn overveiw of the album
    Hardhittn63on October 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentjethro tull - bourée

    O_o copy?
    Phantom_Deathon November 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgreat song luv it.. i think it tells that we should help those who really need help like people who dont have homes etc.
    zohaibon January 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhy people believe that alter bridge is a christian band (specially creed fans) as tremonti says again and again in every event that alter bridge is not a christian band.. maybe creed was a christian band because of stapp and that was the reason for the destruction of creed.
    zohaibon February 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthey don't BELIEVE alter bridge is christian but i think it's like a game for guys to attach religious thing to a band. specially when it consists three member of creed. it starts with a song which usually has the word "god", "heaven" or "hell". some guys interpret it as a christianity because it's the easiest thing for them after drugs and addiction of course! then other guys admit it without even thinkin' a little bit about it and so it begins.
    look at "One Day Remains" songs for example. it's really strange how every song mean religious to some guys. personally i didn't like creed and i don't care if they were christian but Alter Bridge definitely are not.

    it's true somehow what you said but i don't know why you mentioned it here? i think Wayward One is about rape and taking rights with violence. it obviously doesn't have any chance for christian meaning!
    ColdenScenceon February 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwayward means "erratic or unpredictable"

    i think whats its trying to say is that heres so many problems with peoples life nowadays that they've forgotten how to be care-free.
    he's saying its a cold world without the "Wayward ones"
    and he wants somebody to bring them back so the world could be a better place
    champ550on March 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentok let me share my views. well i think the wayward means a person on the journey or on the way or out of home.( without any reason or something like that ) and myles says in song that before they realize like other people that everything is over for them. we should bring them back to home.


    i think that means that they repeat their mistakes again and again and they never realize that they are away from their home and their homes are like empty and broken without them and their families hearts are like broken.

    so the whole meaning of this song is that we should bring them (wayward ones) back to home. before they waste their lives in a useless way.

    alter bridge rox

    luv this band

    keep up the gud job guyz.
    zohaibon March 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentcorrect the lyrics my friend

    City lights, broken sprawl, in a place no one can know.


    city lights urban sprawl in a place no one should know

    know their word is still spoken.
    As they fight to exist,
    we neglect and recess.
    Let the circle be broken.


    know their worth is still spoken
    as they fight to exist
    we neglect and resist
    let the cycle be broken.

    They're still waiting.
    They still cry.
    The one love: they'll be alright.


    They're still waiting.
    They still cry.
    They wanna know: they'll be alright.
    zohaibon March 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentto me this song is one onf my faves it informs us not to take everyone for grated and reach out for the ones that are lost and put them on the right path this also reminds me that every one is a child of god and this song reminds me that we sholud look uptowds the less forsent and show that we do care
    brynton April 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentis it possible this song is about those who choose a life of prostitution? as vague as it is, it's a concept that seemed to stand out for me when i listen to the lyrics closely.
    Kade83on July 17, 2008   Link

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