There's a Rugged Road Lyrics

Shawn Colvin


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Judee Sill
album: Track 5 in album Cover Girl
release date: 1994-8-23
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genres: Rock Pop
styles: Country Rock
length: 3:44
composer: Judee Sill
lyricist: Judee Sill

Cover Art

Shawn Colvin Cover Girl cover art
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There's a rugged road on the prairie
Stretchin' all across the last frontier
There a stranger strives solitary
Blessed is the lonesome pioneer
Roll on, roll on, roll on
Night birds are flyin'
Come on, the light is gone
Hope's slowly dyin'
Tell me how you come ridin' through
Still surveyin' the miles yet to run
On the long and lonely road to kingdom come

She can blaze a trail, through the rumblin'
Dims her guiding light to just a spark
When the hour is low, she comes tumblin'
When the moon is high she gives her heart

Roll on, roll on, roll on
Night birds are flyin'
Come on, the light is gone
Hope's slowly dyin'
Tell me how you come ridin' through
Gainin' steady till this round is won
On the long and lonely road to kingdom come

People far below chasin' pleasures
Offer her directions on the run
Prophets on the path offer treasures
Though she's mighty hungry she takes none

Roll on, roll on, roll on
Night birds are flyin'
Come on, the light is gone
Hope's slowly dyin'
Tell me how you come ridin' through
Blindly faithful but followin' none
On the long


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Every Little Thing (He) Does Is Magic
  • 2 (Looking for) The Heart of Saturday Night
  • 3 One Cool Remove
  • 4 Satin Sheets
  • 5 There's a Rugged Road
  • 6 Killing the Blues
  • 7 Window to the World
  • 8 Someday
  • 9 Twilight
  • 10 If These Walls Could Speak
  • 11 This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
  • 12 You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
  • 13 Ol' 55