Lonesome Road

Album: Coming Closer To The Day (2019)

Songfacts®:

  • Robin Trower was 74 years old when he released his album Coming Closer To The Day and set off on yet another tour. Lyrically, much of the album deals with mortality, as he was now much closer than the end of his life than to the beginning. In "Lonesome Road," he sings:

    Look out lonesome road
    I may have to quit you someday soon


    "That's about me thinking about how much longer I can go on touring," Trower said in a Songfacts interview. "And it's also about my career and my life, as well - what's gone on before."
  • This is one of more bluesy tracks in Trower's catalogue. Back in 1977, when asked why he didn't play more blues, he explained: "All the great blues is behind us now - I don't want to be a nostalgia item."

Comments: 1

  • Sim from Cleveland RocksRobin Trower, one the the flnast underrated Stratocaster players EVER ! Thankfully I've :( the pleasure of seeing him over the years. Just lo e that tone he has, especially in this song TROWER POWER.
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