was Rusted Root's 1992 debut album, and contained the first version of this song. Two years later, a new version was included on their second album When I Woke
, which was the charting single (It didn't hit the charts until a year after the album was released). It did very well with the college crowd, and for a while it looked like the band would follow the trajectory of Blues Traveler and Dave Matthews Band, but "Send Me On My Way" never got the exposure of "What Would You Say" or "Run-Around
," and they never became headliners or radio stars.
Regarding the song's success, Michael Glabicki told us: "It made it onto a good portion of radio stations across the United States. And I think where it really came about was on college campuses. It was spread by word of mouth and just by college students. I think that's how the song really had its foundation. But we did get some pretty significant radio play, so there was that portion of it, too. I think it wasn't more a matter of being marketed a certain way, it was more the industry and how the industry was on the brink of changing drastically at that point."