8.02.17 - Dark of the Road

One of the first songs I began working on for my album Prelude was “Dark of the Road.” It was during 2011 after my band Fever Train had split up and I was working on a handful of solo material for an upcoming EP. 

This song has always stood out to me above the rest on those recordings. Its driving acoustic atmosphere sets the backdrop for a candid story about fascination, experience, and allowing yourself to follow into the unknown. 

Check out the lyrics and video below. I’ve been working on an updated solo version of the song with just guitar and vocals. The new single will be released next month. Stay tuned! 

~ RCT 

 

"Dark of the Road” 

Well, the whiskeys dry and the bars have all grown cold 

Enough stars to pick a fight in the skies above 

A stone’s throw away from the passing cars that roam 

While the cold wind spins and pretends in the dark of the road 

 

In the dark of the road I’d follow you 

Said you’d show me something new 

Cast upon an open shore, caught up in the loom 

I’d fall in love with you 

 

Well, the sounds come alive and the gardens all turn to stone 

The subtleties are just certainties of old 

A fascinating fascination grows 

With the dim of your skin that shines in the dark of the road 

 

In the dark of the road I’d follow you 

Said you’d show me something new 

Cast upon an open shore and caught up in the loom 

I’d fall in love with you 

 

Oh, the truth

Cold winds are falling 

Oh, the truth

The night she’s calling 

 

In the dark of the road I’d follow you 

Said you’d show me something new 

Cast upon an open shore and caught up in the loom 

I’d fall in love with you

 

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