"The Road Behind" as written by and Gwar Gwar....
Well I'm traveling down the road
And I'm carrying that heavy load I walk around in a stupor Sleazy,
I can't do the show
Hanging out backstage
I'm in a homocidal rage I signed a million dollar contract
I puked on every page
Slaughtered half the crew
Caused they ate the deli-tray
Oh Baby hey
Said I'd do the show but I Canceled anyway
You were road kill baby Till I scraped you in my arms
Just another wattle flapping
On the old turkey farm
So baby....
[Second Chorus by Beefcake]
[2nd Chorus:]
And while the wheels keep rolling
And another signpost gone
All along the road behind
Oh can't you hear me calling
Like the sad whale song I'm on the road behind
Well there you have it baby I'm just a sensitive guy
why'know I snuffed a million planets
But I still find time to cry
Because there's more to life
Then making other people die
Like a little bloody tear
Running out my dirty little eye
And some things baby
They don't make no sense
Does it really matter if it bugs
Your parents?
Now baby quit yer crying
Put those clown britches on
[2nd Chorus]
A sad whale song... sad whale baby

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"The Road Behind" as written by Gwar Gwar


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    General Comment.........this song rules.....for a band like them to write something heartfelt like this........is awsome ........my favorite gwar song......
    randy1979on May 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commenttheir makin fun of guns n roses i think.... someone... i forget
    ImpaledOnionon November 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI first heard a little part of this song on an episode of Beavis and Butt-Head and I had to get it . God damn ! That was more than ten fucking years ago . Fuck I'm Getting old ! To me it's about this girl I'm living with and her parents don't like it . We watch Beavis and Butt-Head DVD's everynight . I love her . Later, alcoholiko
    Counterclockwerkon January 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWell the tune (at least in the beginning) is clearly parodying Guns 'n' Roses to some extent, but the song has more of a deeper meaning to me.

    The first stanza is kind of like... what he does. He's Oderus. He's smoking crack and killing roadies. Making money, and at the same time a he's also making a general mess of things. You know, he's a crazy fucking barbaric alien rockstar.

    It's just what he does. It's his life. It's become monotonous and he doesn't really care. (Walking around in a stupor.) It's exampled in how he said he puked on the contract and cancelled a show.

    In the part labelled as "Chorus" he appears to be talking about someone special who was originally just a member of the countless crowd's he's mercilessly slaughtered. They were just a face in the crowd (wattle flapping on turkey farm) until he noticed her and "scraped [her] up".

    In Beefcake's part, he's kind of like the internal monologue of the character. (presumably Oderus, or possibly even the entirety of GWAR as a collective) He's reflecting on the whole tour. The classic band perspective, involving how they just keep moving.

    In the next part (Well there you have it baby) the character seems to be explaining to "her" how he does all this crazy GWAR shit, but on the inside he's really just a sensitive guy and he really tries to be a good person.

    Again, the chorus. "And while the wheels keep rolling". The tour goes on.

    And despite this reflection... he just goes back to being a member of GWAR. And possibly even drags this person along with him into his toilet of an existance. "Now baby quit yer crying; Put those clown britches on."

    As if it's just something he has to do. His own personal duty, lament it though he may.

    That's just my take on it really.
    It makes sense if you just take the time to listen to the song and read the lyrics. Beautiful piece of music and a much-appreciated change-of-pace either way.
    Tandoron September 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song was about the original Beefcake (Bishop) leaving the band. I think this song was written and recorded right before he doing his last tour.
    SpiralArchitectXon February 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBTW, it's not "And another signpost gone" it's "and another MILEPOST gone".
    SpiralArchitectXon February 18, 2007   Link
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    General Comment@SpiralArchitectX Sry. Last two messed up. The band has sang "milepost" and "signpost".
    schecter2slavepiton December 20, 2015   Link

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