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songs & lyrics

The Way

Running Time: 4:16

Songwriters: Tony Scalzo

Notes:

  • Song title first surfaced in a news posting on the official site on Aug. 21, 2007.
  • According to news postings to the official site, the song was recorded at Aerie Studio in Austin, during the week of Aug. 27, 2007.
  • The song was first heard live when Miles and Tony performed an acoustic version of it during their second Moderately Priced Winos episode, posted October 20, 2007.
  • An unmastered studio recording was put up on the band's MySpace page on Feb. 27, 2008.

Release History:

  • 1998 - 'All The Pain Money Can Buy'
  • 1998 - 'The Way' (single)
  • 1998 - 'Fire Escape' (single) - "Unpaved" acoustic version
  • 2000 - 'The Harsh Light Of Day' Ltd Ed. - live version
  • 2000 - 'You're An Ocean' (single) - live version
  • 2002 - 'Painting The Corners: The Best of Fastball'
  • 2003 - 'Live From Jupiter Records'

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?

They drank up the wine
And they got to talking
They now had more important things to say
When the car broke down they started walking
Where were they going
Without ever knowing the way?

Anyone can see
The road that they walk on is paved in gold
It's always summer
They'll never get cold
They'll never get hungry
They'll never get old and grey
You can see their shadows
Wandering off somewhere
They won't make it home
But they don't really care
They wanted the highway
They're happier there today

Their children woke up
And they couldn't find them
They left before the sun came up that day
They just drove off and left it all behind them
But where were they going
Without ever knowing the way?

Anyone can see
The road that they walk on is paved in gold
It's always summer
They'll never get cold
They'll never get hungry
They'll never get old and grey
You can see their shadows
Wandering off somewhere
They won't make it home
But they don't really care
They wanted the highway
They're happier there today
Today

Anyone can see
The road that they walk on is paved in gold
It's always summer
They'll never get cold
They'll never get hungry
They'll never get old and grey
You can see their shadows
Wandering off somewhere
They won't make it home
But they don't really care
They're happier there today
Today
Leaving it all behind

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