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George Harrison — Any Road
Album: Brainwashed
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Released: 2002
Length: 3:50
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Oh, I've been traveling on a boat and a plane
In a car, on a bike, with a bus and a train
Traveling there and traveling here
Everywhere in every gear

But oh Lord, we pay the price
With a spin of a wheel, with the roll of a dice
Ah yeah, you pay your fare
And if you don't know where you're going
Any road will take you there

And I've been traveling through the dirt and the grime
From the past, to the future, through the space and the time
Traveling deep beneath the waves
In watery grottoes and mountainous caves

But oh Lord, we've got to fight
With the thoughts in the head, with the dark and the light
No use to stop and stare
And if you don't know where you're going
Any road will take you there

You may not know where you came from
May not know who you are
May not even wondered
How you got this far

I've been traveling on a wing and a prayer
By the skin of my teeth, by the breadth of a hair
Traveling where the four winds blow
With the sun on my face, in the ice and the snow

But ooh-ee, it's a game
Sometimes you're cool, sometimes you're lame
Ah yeah, it's somewhere
If you don't know where you're going
Any road will take you there

But oh Lord, we pay the price
With the spin of a wheel, with the roll of a dice
Ah yeah, you pay your fare
And if you don't know where you're going
Any road will take you there

I keep traveling around the bend
There was no beginning, there is no end
It wasn't born and never dies
There are no edges, there is no sides

Oh yeah, you just don't win
It's so far out, the way out is in
Bow to God and call him sir
But if you don't know where you're going
Any road will take you there
And if you don't know where you're going
Any road will take you there
If you don't know where you're going
Any road will take you there
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 al9009 wrote:
Yeah it is George Harrison. I am going to be a bit controversial here... But the song is just a bunch of dire cliches stuck together with sticky tape. It's sucko-barfo at the best. Rubbish.
 
you must have a picture perfect life. How is that going for you?

Did I write that? (See below.) hehe

Still brainwashed here.  George evokes pleasant waves of nostalgia more so than any other Beatle for this aging cowboy.



skdenfeld wrote:
I know most will like this a lot because it is Supreme George, but to me, this song is entirely forgetable, like recycled Grateful Dead.
Wow. Be careful. It is probably safer to criticize Israel's occupation policy than beat on George Harrison and the Grateful Dead. I admire your courage.

So Travelling Wilburys :drummer: :bananapiano:
I think you want this song to be something more than it is. Accept it simply as pop music. And has anyone ever done pop better than George Harrison over his career? Masterful. al9009 wrote:
Yeah it is George Harrison. I am going to be a bit controversial here... But the song is just a bunch of dire cliches stuck together with sticky tape. It's sucko-barfo at the best. Rubbish.
excellent segue! and a sweet song :wink:
Yeah it is George Harrison. I am going to be a bit controversial here... But the song is just a bunch of dire cliches stuck together with sticky tape. It's sucko-barfo at the best. Rubbish.
pedro wrote:
Finally, some good music by the boomer generation!
WTF? Pretty broad statement there; amigo. (just for that I ain't voting for you)
I know most will like this a lot because it is Supreme George, but to me, this song is entirely forgetable, like recycled Grateful Dead.
George Harrison! One of his best non-Beatles songs I've heard! Wow! Sounds so fresh. At first I thought it was a new artist!!
sparrow wrote:
Can't help lovin that George! *S* Who are the other musicians on this track? Nice blend.
George: Slide and acoustic guitars, banjulele (a hybrid banjo/ukelele) Jeff Lynne: Bass, piano Dhani Harrison: Electric guitar Jim Keltner: Drums This is from the CD's booklet.
Finally, some good music by the boomer generation!
trekhead wrote:
There's a GH tune on Willburys, I thought this was THAT. Something about a road, too.
"End of The Line" perhaps? Another classic!
Ahhhh...Breath of fresh air! WE LOVE YOU GEORGE!! :bananajam: :dance: :sunny:
George who? Oh yes, that George - I thought it was the other one.
kilroyjoe3 wrote:
I will not eat them in a train I will not eat them on a plane I will not eat green eggs and ham To this song I will not jive I will rate this song less than 5
Obviously, your too busy floating down the river of DE-Nile! :bounce: (your poetry doesn't jive either)
I will not eat them in a train I will not eat them on a plane I will not eat green eggs and ham To this song I will not jive I will rate this song less than 5
Simple yet profound. Like George was. RIP, GH.
It sometimes sounds like he's about to break into Tom Petty's "Apartment Song". It gets a somewhat hesitant 6 from me for now.
sparrow wrote:
Can't help lovin that George! *S* Who are the other musicians on this track? Nice blend.
A lot of the sound is Jeff Lynne's production magic.
I love George's lyricism in his work. Just happy-g-lucky melodies.
This is the song of a happy man.
Can't help lovin that George! *S* Who are the other musicians on this track? Nice blend.
I love this song!! What I miss most about George is his optimism and spirituality. He rarely had a bad thing to say and when he did, it was right on target. The title song is one of those. Brainwashed is one of his best albums. Chairdancing is going on right now!! \:D/ :clap: Love the banjo on this.
A genius who is sorely missed. What a sweet soul to be missing from the earth.
MooterWholesale wrote:
Anyone else hearing a little Dead?
Completely hearing the Dead. Majorly in the guitar, and now that I listen more, the overall feel of the piece too. It kind of has that...unexplainable, jumpy rolling lilt to it. :guitarist:
Anyone else hearing a little Dead?
My first thought was, "Gee, that sounds like George." Guess I can't be wrong ALL the time. Damn, I miss him.
fusionmuze wrote:
actually one of the better recent GH imo.....
Ditto. I'm not a major GH solo fan, so this is a treat. George is especially missed here in the UK.
If you don't know where your going...any road will take you there. :notworthy:
Strange thought as I listened to this: towards the end of his life, George sounded very much like Ronnie Lane. Well...just an obscure thought.
There's a GH tune on Willburys, I thought this was THAT. Something about a road, too.
I love this song and this CD...so glad it gets play on RP!
I love this song. I've been using part of as my email sig for a few months now. I wish George had been more prolific over the last twenty years.
love this song....the lyrics lock in a 10 from me "there are no edges, there is no sides"...deep :-k
what an incredibly profound sentiment!
actually one of the better recent GH imo. Doesn't have the Lynn sound that I grown to dislike. RIP GH, you're missed. I think there is a video of GH doing a acoustic performance of this on mtv or vh1.... on a borrowed guitar if I recall
a very slow calipso beat. very nice to groove to.