The Traveler
The Traveler Lyrics


She's all I ever wanted
She could make me alive
I don't think she's dead or anything, but I still feel haunted
Something in the way she said goodbye
This time

The night before
It could be me but it seemed like I needn't return
That's right little johnny gets to go and fight his war
And as he rides off in the sunset he feels the last ray's burn
And shine

The setting sun, though we ain't done
The setting sun, though we ain't done
The only one that makes me run
The setting sun, though we ain't done

What the hell did she mean
When she turned away and said "don't you ever forget me"
And why the sad routine
The tear in her eye, and my big reply
When I said you'd never let me
Oh no, not she

I found a letter
I found it in a pocket that she must have slipped it in
It basically told me to forget her
Now I ain't no genius, but I think I could begin
To see

The setting sun, though we ain't done
The setting sun, though we ain't done
The only one that makes me run
The setting sun, though we ain't done

With the sun obscured from view
And none but the night left to keep me warm
Is it me my darling, there's nothing left to do
But surrender to the coming storm
Where I am born

With nothing to lose, and freedom to gain
I rode west at nightfall through freezing rain
Relying on luck, and the wit of my brain
Visions of plunder and endless campaign
Numb the pain

There is comfort in the sun
And the earth is good and soft
Now my sail catch the wind send my chariot aloft
I am rounding all the parapets
As another city burns
Harvest all creation for it's ominous return
And then well before dawn
In cover we've gone

Moving on to the next after killing my prey
Growing steadily easier each one I'd slay
By blood and by battle, making my way
Onto the breach and into the fray
When I play

There is comfort in the sun
And the earth is good and soft
Now my sail catch the wind send my chariot aloft
I am rounding all the parapets
As another city burns
Harvest all creation for it's ominous return
And then well before dawn
In cover we've gone

Come hell, come high water, come into me
Storm bring your flood waters, turn desert to sea
Destroy all my obstacles, whatever they be
Extinguish all light and fell every tree
Set me free!

Said a low branch touching the water
Feels the current's take
Said a mighty river bends her
But oh¡­oh¡­oh¡­
But she won't break
Ain't gonna break anytime soon

Said a candle's flame she dances
A sudden tempest blows
She dwindles and dims against the cold, cold winds
And oh¡­oh¡­oh¡­
And then she grows, she keeps growin and growin and growin
Somehow, I gotta come and see
Some way, she's familiar to me
Gently, she'd try and try and try
It amazes me
And I gotta find out why

Somehow, I gotta come and see
Some way, she's familiar to me
Gently, she'd try and try and try
It amazes me
And I gotta find out why
I¡­i¡­i¡­i¡­i¡­
I may never understand her
Her secret is not to know
Nothing for me to do, with or for or to
But oh¡­oh¡­oh¡­
I just love to watch her go
Said I love to watch her go
Gonna watch her go

I am the river that bends the branch
I am the tempest that dwindles the flame
No one can stand the avalanche
The beast can be bargained but he can't be tamed
Balance and equilibrium lost
No one can hold me or alter my fate
The die casts love before the Rubicon crossed
Trying not to move, but momentum won't wait
It's too late

There is comfort in the sun
And the earth is good and soft
Now my sail catch the wind send my chariot aloft
I am rounding all the parapets
As another city burns
Harvest all creation for it's ominous return
And then well before dawn
In cover we've gone

She's all I ever wanted
Maybe now I'm wanting something more
So we start away, unto the new daylight undaunted
Maybe that is what the dawn is for
But you can't be sure

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Peermusic Publishing, THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY
Written by: JOHN C. POPPER

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Comments from YouTube:

John H

Hands down one of Joe's more sublime efforts. You're in for a treat whenever Joe "talks" with the guitar, one of the many strengths inherent in his perpetually evolving style. Perhaps the ability to listen while Joe speaks and sings with the guitar --- and get what he's saying all along --- is what makes some of us devoted fans. I'm one of them.

Jonathan N.

Totally!! I sometimes forget that there are no lyrics... he really does make it sing. Love this track!! This whole album is prob my favorite...not a bad one on here

David Fye II

There is something really wrong with the people of this world besides the 3500 that have listened to this on YouTube?
I cannot believe this song has not had more views or likes?
People have truly lost touch with reality & stuck up mainstream music's ass...what a shame!
This man is one of the most awesome guitarist ever created & people are missing the most realest music ever created...sad!

David Webber

I totally agree with you he is absolutely amazing, I never tire of hearing his music

david alva

you're right

acgm046

The melody of this one is absolutely incredible, and then the emotion on the solo just makes it take off. This is one of my favorites from Satch, and there are so many of them!

Rudolph Bercanqster

one of the most emotional songs I've ever heard. "Strange Beautiful Music", as is.

olgüis

yessssssssssss

Bulletisred

Love this tune and album/CD Right up their is Crystal Planet also

olgüis

gracias JOE

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