Greyhound Bound For Nowhere
Miranda Lambert Lyrics


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Rain on the window makes me lonely
And time keeps on passing so slowly
The old man sittin' next to me is fallin' asleep
On a greyhound bound for nowhere

The sun's goin' down on my misery
Another day gone by with broken dreams
That cell phone I hear ringing


I keep wishing it was you
On a greyhound bound for nowhere

And that ring your wearing
Don't mean everything
And the way you stood staring
As you watched me roll away
She loves you and you need me
And there's some things we can't share
I'm on a greyhound bound for nowhere

Bright lights of a city shining up ahead
My heart's analyzing every word you said
Did you take me for a fool
Or did you really care
I'm on a greyhound bound for nowhere

And that ring your wearing
Don't mean everything
And the way you stood staring
As you watched me roll away
She loves you and you need me
And there's some things we can't share
I'm on a greyhound bound for nowhere

I'm gonna find someplace I can ease my mind
And try to heal my wounded pride

Rain on the window and I'm still lonely
Time keeps on passing so slowly
You're with her and I'm alone
And you're wishing I was there
I'm on a greyhound bound for nowhere

We're all on a greyhound
Bound for nowhere

Overall Meaning

The song "Greyhound Bound For Nowhere" by Miranda Lambert is a powerful depiction of heartbreak, loneliness, and the feeling of being lost. The lyrics speak of the narrator's feelings of isolation, as she sits on a Greyhound bus with an old man who is asleep. She reflects on the broken dreams and the pain caused by a lost love. The rain on the window and the passing of time only serve to make her feel more isolated and lonely. The constant ringing of a cell phone only serves to taunt her with the hope that her lover might call her, but the reality is that love has been lost and a new journey has begun.


The lyrics depict a scene where the narrator is close to giving up on love, and instead, willing to take a leap towards the unknown. She reflects on the ring that her love is wearing, and questions its true meaning. As she watches the city lights ahead, she keeps analyzing every word her ex-lover has said to her. The lyrics suggest that the narrator is trying to find a new path and a new way to heal her broken heart. She wishes for a place where she can find some peace of mind and heal her wounded pride. As the song continues, we understand that everyone is on their own journey towards their destination, often feeling lost and uncertain in love and life.


Line by Line Meaning

Rain on the window makes me lonely
The sound of rain hitting the window panes reminds me of my loneliness


And time keeps on passing so slowly
Time seems to be dragging and it's hard to bear the long journey


The old man sittin' next to me is fallin' asleep
The elderly passenger sitting beside me has dozed off to sleep


On a greyhound bound for nowhere
I am travelling on a greyhound bus without any particular destination in mind


The sun's goin' down on my misery
Another day is coming to an end and I am still miserable


Another day gone by with broken dreams
Just another day when my hopes and aspirations have been dashed away


That cell phone I hear ringing
The sound of the phone ringing makes me hopeful that it might be you calling


I keep wishing it was you
I am yearning for you and hoping that you would call or meet me


And that ring your wearing
The ring that you are wearing no longer holds any significance for me


Don't mean everything
The symbol of our relationship that was once so precious to me, no longer has any value


And the way you stood staring
The last time we met, the way you looked at me made me feel like you wanted me to stay


As you watched me roll away
But, as I left, I realized that you didn't stop me or chase after me, which hurt me deeply


She loves you and you need me
I know that you are with someone who loves you, but deep down, you need me more


And there's some things we can't share
Even though we have a connection, there are certain things that cannot be shared between us


Bright lights of a city shining up ahead
The sight of the bright city lights on the horizon bring both hope and fear


My heart's analyzing every word you said
I am over-analyzing every interaction we have had and trying to understand the true meaning behind your words


Did you take me for a fool
I am questioning whether you were playing me for a fool and my feelings weren't genuine for you


Or did you really care
Or did you actually have genuine feelings for me at some point in time


I'm on a greyhound bound for nowhere
Despite all these thoughts and emotions, I am still aimlessly travelling on a greyhound bus


I'm gonna find someplace I can ease my mind
I hope to find a place where I can relax and relieve some of the mental and emotional stress that I am under


And try to heal my wounded pride
I need time to recover from the hurt and heartbreak that I have experienced


You're with her and I'm alone
You have moved on and found someone new, while I am still by myself


And you're wishing I was there
But, you are probably aware that I am struggling and unhappy without you and might miss me at times


We're all on a greyhound
We are all travellers in life, with each of us trying to find our way and make sense of our journeys


Bound for nowhere
However, none of us really know where our journey will take us, and even if we have a destination in mind, it might not be where we end up




Lyrics ยฉ Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: MIRANDA LAMBERT, RICK LAMBERT

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Comments from YouTube:

Alison Evans

"you're with her and im alone" miranda.. lemme tell ya somethin.. no one is ever really alone. u may be by urself... but ur never alone :)

Shawna Edenfield

This song is a classic.

Shawna Edenfield

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JOHN ROARTY

Probably my favorite song by Miranda. The words and musical score paint the whole story with the incorporation of Miranda's beautiful voice.

Laine Cauthen

Still hits me the hardest! 14 years and counting

Sheila Hopper

I think her and her dad did an awesome job on this song and it launched her career. I'm a huge fan of her and her dad :)

Marissa Lynn

This is such a beautiful song!

Audrey Michelle

love this song!!

gimppyful

i feel the emotions in this song i can relate

Kelly McCurley

amazing song i love it!!!!

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