The Road

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"The Road"
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Hey Mr Ferryman cover
Song by Mark Eitzel from the album Hey Mr Ferryman
Released January 27, 2017
Format CD/LP
Length 5:21
Label Merge Records (US) / Decor Records (UK)
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Sheldon Gomberg
Hey Mr Ferryman track listing
  1. "The Last Ten Years"
  2. "An Answer"
  3. "The Road"
  4. "Nothing And Everything"
  5. "An Angel's Wing Brushed The Penny Slots"
  6. "In My Role As Professional Singer And Ham"
  7. "Mr Humphries"
  8. "La Llorona"
  9. "Just Because"
  10. "Sleep From My Eyes"

"The Road" is the 3rd song on Mark Eitzel's 11th studio album, 2017's Hey Mr Ferryman. An early version can be found on Eitzel's 2013 self-released tour CD, Glory. The song's working title was "How Many Miles Of Treading Water".

Lyrics

Hey Mr Ferryman version

We’re on a drive that’s never over
To play for a barman and his hateful brother
Who sit at the bar not even trying
It’s that kind of night when no one’s buying

And we fall between the lines
Staying true, trusting every sign
But we know
There’s no end
To the road

To shake the room to fill the air
That’s all we have, that’s what there is
Because in a song it’s so clear
The heart of the world drawing near
And for the song there’s always more
Than you have there’s always more
And you know
There’s no end
To the road

Win or lose, the music’s right
We’ll lose the war to win the fight
We’re soldiers proud who still believe
The war is worth the friends we leave

And the song is the answer
Right or wrong, it don’t matter
And we know
There’s no end
To the road

And we know
There’s no end
To the road

Glory version

Empty bar, dead beer
Monday night's band who play half asleep
But like good husbands, they bring the magic
Not listening to tired feet
Not listening and their song calls like a star
Because with love, it's not too far
Though you know there's no end
There's no end to the road

To shake the room, to fill the air
That's what they have, that's all there is
To sing the song that made you a slave
That takes and takes of the love you made
And the song always finds more than you have, always more
But you know there's no end
There's no end to the road

No matter what, the music's right To lose the battle, to win the fight There are soldiers proud who still believe that war is worth the friends they leave And the song is your answer, right or wrong it don't matter And we know there's no end There's no end to the road There's no end to the road

Video

Mark Eitzel performing "The Road" on March 7, 2017 in London, England.

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