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The Way

Lyrics

They made up their minds and they started packing
They left before the sun came up that day
An exit to eternal summer slacking
But where were they going without ever knowing the way?
full lyrics
They made up their minds and they started packing
They left before the sun came up that day
An exit to eternal summer slacking
But where were they going without ever knowing the way?
full lyrics

Features of This Track

a subtle use of vocal harmony
acoustic rhythm piano
groove based composition
demanding instrumental part writing
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
a clear focus on recording studio production
mixed minor & major key tonality
melodic songwriting
electric guitar riffs
an electric guitar solo
a distinctive male lead vocal
classic rhodes sound
narrative lyrics
emphasis on instrumental arranging

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

I just saw Fastball at the Deadwood Jam and they're great live. If you get the chance to see them live DO IT!
I recongnise this song... really good :D love it :3
I like this song too
I wish I was born before all this Miley crap. I like this so much better.
Great song
Spot the tiny snippet of the song Foolish Games by Jewel at the beginning of this song.
Great song great writing
Wow....makes me realize how much I miss being a kid -_- siiiigh
This song reminds me of middle school sing alongs pool side. ahhhhh summer break how I miss you.
Oh my goodness!! Nearly forgot about this song! I love it! ^_^
I did not even realize how much I missed this song.
looove this song, omg! great spanish undertones
Aaaahh! Reminds me of my youth -- eternal summer slacking!!
Memories of the good old days listening to 97x THE FUTURE OF ROCK AND ROLL OXFORD OHIO!!!
Considering the contrast of positive and negative elements Dave, I wouldn't be surprised if they did know how the story ended. But what's up with the conflation of the first and the third person? It's so consistently repeated in the same pattern in each verse, it has to mean something.
A great song from Fastball
psse01
Reminds me of my husband. RIP Danny.
auxier.david
From what I recall the song was inspired by a news report about an elderly couple who just took off in a RV and missed their family reunion. What the songwriter didn't know was that the couple consisted of a stroke victim and a person in recovery after brain surgery. The couple missed the reuinion because they drove off a cliff.
Just a guess: Mexican parents leave their family behind and drive north full of hope for a magical new life in America but how are they going to get past culture shock in the new country without knowing it's ways. YMMV
x0x_nightcra w l e r _ x 0 x
This song reminds me of my childhood. It was one of my favorites then, and now that I know the lyrics I can sing to, it's continuously a favorite.
I picture a sweet, elderly couple clinging to each other, married forever, walking alone, blissful.... s u c h a sad song.
Makes me think of the 90's!
cookiebrooki e
I love this song. I REALLY want to know the inspiration behind it though. That would be great.
psse01
Reminds me of my deceased hubby. You'll never get old and gray my love.
WHY does this say "we" instead of "they" so often?
I'm heading that way.
@Jared...say s who?..clue me in oh master!

@Stonecutter 9 0 8 : Agree completely, so well written, hookey, just enough story to put you there, arranged and played to perfection.
A masterful piece of songwriting. I started playing this one on guitar when I'm sitting around, like 2 years ago....and I still play it all the time. This tune is the poster child for a perfectly crafted diatonic song.
oooh
the lyrics are they not we in the first and second stanza
trillssandta p 1 0 8
YOU LOST THE GAME.
trillssandta p 1 0 8
YOU LOST THE GAME.
WOW!!! I havent heard this song in years!! Its a good one though!!
osenda62
Good lord I haven't heard this song in ages. I never knew who did it, or what it was called. Now I know! *rainbow star!*
I don't want to like this song but it's actually pretty good. It's a well crafted song.

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