Traveling Alone
The Tony Rich Project Lyrics


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If you had to remember when you heard the first lie
Was the truth really hidden
Or did it flee from your mind
If you had to recount
Every word that they said
Who knows when you realize it
The illusions are there
[Chorus]
Traveling alone in a world where you feel you don't belong
You're even thinking bout things that don't matter to the average joe
So you're traveling alone in a world where you feel you don't belong
So you put your foot down, let yourself go

Every mountain gets steeper
EVery road leads to sway
Always some form of trouble
That appears in your way
You seem so, so determined
You are rid of your fears
If the voices are angels
Then your path is quite clear

[Chorus]
Traveling alone in a world where you feel you don't belong
You're even thinking bout things that don't matter to the average joe
So you're traveling alone in a world where you feel you don't belong
So you put your foot down, let yourself go

And if you could ever imagine
Would you ever see the mellifluatic conscience
Oh please your soul
If this world was made of women so then would we find a corporate,
I don't think so
Women make the world pure
Men... we're just all about business
Power, money, sex with the secretary

[Chorus X 4]
Traveling alone in a world where you feel you don't belong
You're even thinking bout things that don't matter to the average joe




So you're traveling alone in a world where you feel you don't belong
So you put your foot down, let yourself go

Overall Meaning

The Tony Rich Project's song Traveling Alone talks about the experience of feeling alienated and alone in the world, and reflects on the struggles one encounters while trying to find their place in society. The song refers to the first time someone might have heard a lie and lost their grip on the truth. It questions the presence of illusions that may cloud our perceptions of reality. The song's opening lines are thought-provoking, as they hint at a theme of self-doubt and introspection. The singer asks if the truth was ever actually hidden or if it fled from our minds. This introspection is complemented by the somber melody in the background.


The singer then talks about how every mountain seems to get steeper and every road leads to trouble. The verse suggests that struggles and challenges in life are inevitable, and that we must find a way to continue moving forward. The lyrics suggest that one must be determined to face their fears and overcome obstacles to find their own path. The chorus repeats the idea of feeling lost and alone in the world, of thinking about things that other people may not care about. The singer suggests that the best thing one can do is to put their foot down and let themselves go, relinquishing control to find their place in life.


The final verse is an abstract reflection on gender politics. The singer suggests that if the world were made up of more women, society would be less focused on power, money, and sex. Interestingly, this line contrasts with the rest of the song, which focused on individual self-awareness and the struggle to find one's place, rather than society's broader issues. However, the song ends with the repeated chorus, reminding listeners that even if they feel out of place, they still have control over their own lives.


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Line by Line Meaning

If you had to remember when you heard the first lie
Do you remember the first time someone lied to you?


Was the truth really hidden
Did they hide the truth from you?


Or did it flee from your mind
Did you forget what the truth was?


If you had to recount
If you had to tell someone


Every word that they said
Every word that person spoke


Who knows when you realize it
You may not have realized it at the time


The illusions are there
There are many illusions in life


Traveling alone in a world where you feel you don't belong
Feeling out of place and isolated in the world


You're even thinking bout things that don't matter to the average joe
Thinking about things that others may not think about


So you put your foot down, let yourself go
Doing what you want and not caring what others think


Every mountain gets steeper
Life is full of challenges


Every road leads to sway
Every path we take has its own twists and turns


Always some form of trouble
There will always be problems


That appears in your way
That you have to overcome


You seem so, so determined
You appear to be very determined


You are rid of your fears
You have overcome your fears


If the voices are angels
If you hear divine guidance


Then your path is quite clear
Then you have a clear direction to follow


And if you could ever imagine
If you could dare to dream


Would you ever see the mellifluatic conscience
Would you be able to perceive the sweet, musical voice of your conscience


Oh please your soul
To bring peace to your soul


If this world was made of women so then would we find a corporate, I don't think so
If the world was run by women, it might not be so focused on corporate greed


Women make the world pure
Women have a positive impact on the world


Men... we're just all about business Power, money, sex with the secretary
Men are often focused on power, money, and sex




Writer(s): ANTONIO DESHAWN JEFFRIES

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AniCaro 1

Queria descobrir como era a versão original da música da Luiza Possi.

Ngoako Archibald Lekgema

I need the other version of this song

Thiago guerreiro

Autor : Tony Rich.

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Luiza Possi

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