Up Around the Bend
Creedence Clearwater Revival Lyrics


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There's a place up ahead and I'm goin'
Just as fast as my feet can fly
Come away, come away if you're goin'
Leave the sinkin' ship behind

Come on the risin' wind
We're goin' up around the bend
Ooh

Bring a song and a smile for the banjo
Better get while the gettin's good
Hitch a ride to the end of the highway
Where the neon's turn to wood

Come on the risin' wind
We're goin' up around the bend

Ooh

You can ponder perpetual motion
Fix your mind on a crystal day
Always time for good conversation
There's an ear for what you say

Come on the risin' wind
We're goin' up around the bend

Yeah

Ooh

Catch a ride to the end of the highway
And we'll meet by the big red tree
There's a place up ahead and I'm goin'
Come along, come along with me

Come on the risin' wind
We're goin' up around the bend

Yeah

Do do do do
Do do do do
Do do do
Do do do do, yeah




Do do do do
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Overall Meaning

In Creedence Clearwater Revival's song "Up Around the Bend," the singer invites listeners to join him on a journey. He is rushing toward a place unknown but promises adventure and escape from a sinking ship. The first verse reflects a sense of urgency as the singer is running as fast as his feet can fly. He encourages anyone who is going to come with him and leave their troubles behind.


The song speaks to both the freedom of the open road and the possibility of renewal. The phrase, "up around the bend," conjures an image of a bend in a road, leading to an unseen future full of unknown possibilities. The lyrics encourage the listener to remain positive, embrace the journey, and enjoy the ride.


The second verse reinforces the idea of movement and travel. The singer suggests bringing a song and a smile for the banjo and advises the listener to "get while the getting's good." They also speak of the end of the highway, where neon lights turn to wood, suggesting a return to simpler, more rustic pleasures.


The song speaks to the idea of endless possibility, with lyrics that suggest that anything is possible when you let yourself go with the flow of life's journey. The singer invites the listener to join them on an adventure, let go of their troubles and embrace a brighter future.


Line by Line Meaning

There's a place up ahead and I'm goin'
I have a destination in mind and I'm determined to reach it


Just as fast as my feet can fly
I'm moving as quickly as possible to get there


Come away, come away if you're goin'
Join me on this journey if you're also looking to leave your current situation


Leave the sinkin' ship behind
Abandon any problems or difficulties behind


Come on the risin' wind,
Let's take advantage of the wind to help us move faster


We're goin' up around the bend
We're taking a different, winding route to our destination


Bring a song and a smile for the banjo
Pack your positive attitude and some music to keep our spirits high


Better get while the gettin's good
We should take advantage of this opportunity while we still can


Hitch a ride to the end of the highway
We can find someone to give us a ride to the end of the road


Where the neon's turn to wood
We'll leave the flashy city lights behind for something more natural


You can ponder perpetual motion,
You have time to think and contemplate things


Fix your mind on a crystal day,
Imagine a clear, perfect day to help you stay positive


Always time for a good conversation,
We can take the opportunity to have some meaningful conversations along the way


There's an ear for what you say
We'll support and listen to each other


Catch a ride to the end of the highway
We can ask for help and accept assistance on this journey


And we'll meet by the big red tree,
We'll have a specific spot to reunite when we need to


Do do do do
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Do do do do
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Do do do do
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Do do do do yeah
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Do do do do
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Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
Written by: John Cameron Fogerty

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There's a place up ahead and I'm goin'
Just as fast as my feet can fly
Come away, come away if you're goin'
Leave the sinkin' ship behind

Come on the risin' wind,
We're goin' up around the bend

Oh

Bring a song and a smile for the banjo
Better get while the gettin's good
Hitch a ride to the end of the highway
Where the neon's turn to wood

Come on the risin' wind,
We're goin' up around the bend

Oh

You can ponder perpetual motion,
Fix your mind on a crystal day,
Always time for a good conversation,
There's an ear for what you say

Come on the risin' wind,
We're goin' up around the bend.

Yeah

Oh

Catch a ride to the end of the highway
And we'll meet by the big red tree,
There's a place up ahead and I'm goin'
Come along, come along with me

Come on the risin' wind,
We're goin' up around the bend

Yeah

Do do do do
Do do do do
Do do do do
Do do do do yeah
Do do do do
Do do do do



All comments from YouTube:

@shippysodrippy7930

I buried my grrandfather on my 21st birthday. This was one of the songs we played for him at his funeral. I couldn't help but crack a huge smile despite the sadness of that day. He loved CCR so much and it was a very fitting sendoff. RIP to John Blakeway, I'll see you up around the bend

@yellowsnowcone

R.I.P

@yellowsnowcone

Sorry for your loss man CCR is legendary

@carlosrobertoo-ml9yn

I'm so sorry man,but the life follow.

@yeafoo7473

Sorry for your loss man.

@CRRV-of8ss

So he passed from the H? or he just passed

I’m sure everybody knows what up around the bend really means in this song right?

It’s not a good place to be if your everyone else that’s trying to narcan you back to life and scared dam near to death because death is so close to the ones who go up around pass the bend…❤❤

@bigern_

That intro is LEGEND

@nuncajamas6021

I listened to every Credence song on the playlist to find it

@pedropicapiedra3598

I woke up this morning with the intro in my mind and I had to do the same because I only remember it was a CCR song.

@lagrange-munuzerezh9245

@@pedropicapiedra3598 , Me too!

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