Any Road

Album: Brainwashed (2002)
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  • Oh I've been traveling on a boat and a plane
    In a car on a bike with a bus and a train
    Traveling there and traveling here
    Everywhere in every gear

    But oh Lord we pay the price with a
    Spin of a wheel with the roll of a dice
    Ah yeah you pay your fare
    And if you don't know where you're going
    Any road will take you there

    And I've been traveling through the dirt and the grime
    From the past to the future through the space and the time
    Traveling deep beneath the waves
    In wattery grottoes and mountainous caves

    But oh Lord we've got to fight
    With the thoughts in the head with the dark and the light
    No use to stop and stare
    And if you don't know where you're going
    Any road will take you there

    You may not know where you came from
    May not know who you are
    May not even wondered how
    You got this far

    I've been traveling on a wing and a prayer
    By the skin of my teeth by the breadth of a hair
    Traveling where the four winds blow
    With the sun on my face, in the ice and the snow

    But ooee it's a game
    Sometimes you're cool, sometimes you're lame
    Ah yea it's somewhere
    And if you don't know where you're going
    Any road will take you there

    But oh Lord we pay the price
    With the spin of a wheel, with the roll of a dice
    Ah yea, you pay your fare
    And if you don't know where you're going
    Any road will take you there

    I keep traveling around the bend
    There was no beginning, there is no end
    It wasn't born and never dies
    There are no edges, there is no sides
    Oh yea, you just don't win
    It's so far out - the way out is in
    Bow to God and call him Sir

    But if you don't know where you're going
    Any road will take you there

Comments: 15

  • Ray from MarsI always thought this one was about religion lol
  • Rick from EarthLOVE this song. One of his very best and that's saying something. RIP
  • John from Grand Island, NyOne of the best human beings ever placed on this planet. Period.
  • Miles from Vancouver, CanadaA beautiful posthumous single for the late Beatle. So optimistic and bit Cat Stevens-like.
  • Glenna from Gilbert, AzThis song really moves along. That it has a great lyric is a bonus. I admire George Harrison more every time I listen to him, read about him and consider what a pioneer he really was.
    One of the big gaps in the 21st century will be the one that might have held John Lennon and George Harrison for the years that were stolen from them by tragedy and disease.
  • Ken from Louisville, KyOn the album, George is credited with playing (along with his signature slide guitar) a "banjolele", a hybrid banjo and ukelele.
  • Ken from Louisville, KyThe song opens with George's instructions on how the song should be mixed: "Gimme plenty of that guitar".
  • Nicole from Easton, MaI think that by, "If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there," he means that if you don't know where you're going when you die- heaven or hell- so you don't commit yourself to being a Christian and live your life for God, no matter what you do in life you're going to go to hell. But this is just speculation.
  • Ken from Louisville, KyThis was the last song George ever perfomed in public. He appeared on a 1997 VH1 interview show, was given a guitar and asked to play a Beatles song. He was embarrassed that he couldn't remember the chords to any of them. So instead he said he'd play a "little" of the new song he was working on. He went on to sing and play the whole thing.
  • Ruby from Cc, TxJust got this album. This song is amazing. It's sad that George died before finished the album, but Dhani did very good job finishing.
  • Tommy from Flower Mound, TxThis is one of my favorite songs ever! It's so good, I made a music video for it! If I ever form a band, I want to try to add this in our list!
  • Meredith from Sacramento, Cai cannot stop listening to this on my ipod. Nice combo of the electric guitar and bango.
  • Nathan from Defiance, OhIt's a shame that I only just discovered George's music after he died.
  • Jude from Thomasville, GaThis is a perfect epitaph for George. I miss him so much. He was truly a great musician and a wonderful, caring human being. There wasn't a phoney bone in his body -- he was a MAN.
  • Stefanie Magura from Rock Hill, Scgreat song! love the guitar in it!
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