This Road I’m On: Live in the Plaza

This Road I'm On videoThis Road I'm On
Street Performance, Original, 3 min 55 sec, 35.4 MB, Flash Video
In the Plaza, St Augustine, Florida, 5-2009
small-screen version available on YouTube

I wrote this song early in th decade, and it evolved slowly, as new verses came out and older ones evolved. As I started working on the new CDs of originals, I tried to nail it down to one version and start playing it regularly , or perhaps I start playing regularly so it settles into a single solid version. Though this song was one I wanted to play, needed to play. I was going through a hard, lonely time of my life, dealing with a heart I can’t dictate to, wondering if anyone will come to walk with me on this road I’m on. Knowing, regardless, it is the road I have to walk. This song finally put how I have come to feel, the fatalism and acceptance, with the hope I still have. The simple message is that while there is so much I don’t know, I accept what is real, and that is all that matters to me, all that is important, not what is ahead or behind, but being where I am, in what is real. I have a road to walk, and while I hope I will find someone on that road, I can’t leave it, and it is what is real. If someone is really on my road, because that is the simple truth, undeniable, then that is all I need to know. Just like while I don’t know why or where it is leading me, I know the road I am on, and in the confusion and tiredness of life, sometimes that is all I know, all I can deal with.

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