On My Way

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"On My Way"
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The Golden Age cover
Song by American Music Club from the album The Golden Age
Released 2008
Format CD
Length 5:13
Label Merge Records (US) / Cooking Vinyl (UK)
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Dave Trumfio
The Golden Age track listing
  1. "All My Love"
  2. "The John Berchman Victory Choir"
  3. "The Decibels And The Little Pills"
  4. "The Sleeping Beauty"
  5. "The Stars"
  6. "All The Lost Souls Welcome You To San Francisco"
  7. "Who You Are"
  8. "Windows On The World"
  9. "One Step Ahead"
  10. "The Dance"
  11. "I Know That's Not Really You"
  12. "On My Way"
  13. "The Grand Duchess Of San Francisco"

"On My Way" is the 12th song on American Music Club's 9th album, 2008’s The Golden Age.

Lyrics

Neptune's the scary soldier who always wants to show you his gun
A drum beat beyond my champagne sparkle kick and snare
From the edge of the world where the waltzes play
I'm on my way

The North Sea ferry shudders all along its iron wall
Full of soldiers who mob the bar where I'm trying to sleep
Who drink toasts to those who can't believe any more
I'm on my way

My sunsets are all one-sentence postcards
I can see you holding them in your beautiful hands
As I hold my nose to the heart I always betray
I'm on my way

Past the container port floodlights and the mountains of souls
Past abandoned sailboats, rotten sticks and stones
Past the lighthouse, the land's last shining hope
Sneaking towards the edge of the world, hoping to live beyond our sins
And you can't feel the ship move but you can see the earth spin
Into a darkness like a fist that absorbs everything we try
Maybe I'm finally about to see what's right before my eyes
I'm on my way

You should be here instead of me
You could always love your enemy
I was born with no love for anything but I can't look away
I'm on my way

Video

Personnel

  • Mark Eitzel - vocals, guitars, keyboards, additional production & editing
  • Vudi - guitars, accordion, keyboards
  • Sean Hoffman - bass guitar, backing vocals, guitar
  • Steve Didelot - drums, percussion, backing vocals, guitar

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