"Wheel in the Sky" as written by Diane Valory, Robert Fleischman and Neal Schon....
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    General Commentthis song is about being lost on earth
    incuon May 12, 2004   Link
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    My InterpretationReligious?!! Really? Wow - to me it's about a guy who is on the road who is hoping his girl is still waiting for him - he's been away for a while hence "winter is her again...." When out touring all days blend into one another you lose track of time - you just count the seasons - wheel in the sky references time then the line " I don't know where I'll be tomorrow" again touring one city to the next they all look the same he just wants it to be over but they keep adding shows " don't think I'm ever gonna make it home again" Just my interpretation
    Nfl305on June 28, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI think he's on some sort of journey. Probably with wheels, underneath a sky.
    allidapson December 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwheel in the sky obviously means the sun/earth, just keeps on turning.. as the world goes by.
    kcamelzon December 04, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningThere are many spiritual, astrological and astronomical "wheels" in different cultures and religions...but I don't think the "wheel in the sky" in this song is a reference to any specific one of them. The songwriter was likely just going after the poetic imagery of a lone person, caught up in a vast wheel of time/heavens/cosmos. They were trying to express the feeling of having events in your life determined by forces beyond your control.
    nunquamon July 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI didn't really take this as traveling. I think it implies something more deep than that. It implies by winter that its the time of year he left (or she left) and winter is symbolic for cold..or it is literally.
    "Sent a letter on a long summer day
    Made of silver, not of clay "
    I don't get that part very much..
    Stranded in sleet and rain..emotional turmoil, missing that person. Its just about him not being able to come home, and he hopes she feels the same way, but the wheel in the sky keeps turning-time passes by, and feelings fade w/ time.
    victoria0610on March 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWheel in the sky for me is a song obviously written about being on the road all the time so the wheel in the sky keeps on turning. But i take it as more. I think it means that no matter what life throws at you the world goes on the next day. The night is always darkest before the dawn and i think that is the message trying to be conveyed by this song.
    tall andrewon August 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI lost my younger brother to cancer a while back. He was a Harley rider. He died way too young. (39) He was sick over a year. He had us play this song at his funeral. Life goes on but he was tired of fighting the cancer. He couldn't do normal things (haven't been home in a year or more). Asked his Maker for help (Sent a letter on a long summer's day. Silver for a prayer not clay) The dusty road was his pain. His body quit him he was ready to die(I've been trying to make it home Got to make it before too long I can't take this very much longer)
    I'm stranded in the sleet and rain) He gave up on getting cured, saw the end (The mornin' sun is risin'
    It's kissing the day). He did't know where he was going ( don't know where I'll be tomorrow).
    We saw a deep meaning in this song. It gives me comfort when I hear it.
    I had "Wheel in The Sky " engraved on his tombstone above an engraving of his Harley.

    Ceiling fan.... I think not.

    jan1958on February 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSimply their best song.
    TheCranberriesLoveron August 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI agree with most of the posts. It's about life on the road. Constantly touring and getting sick of it and wanting to just be home
    archer1203on October 31, 2012   Link

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