LYRICS: Love-drunk with the obsession at the first sight of your reflection, you have found a way to catch my eye, feeling so high up in the clouds with the angels dancing around, your love makes me feel alive. & if you told me, ‘let’s leave here tonight in search of better places & new faces’, that’s all you’d have to say, then we’d be on our way. On a Sunday the working begins, working so hard to afford expenses so we can make it day to day, driving out of town so far away, got to fall asleep without you next to me, but I know that’s where you should be. & if you told me, ‘let’s leave here tonight in search of better places & new faces’, that’s all you’d had to say, now we are on our way.
INTERPRETATION: “What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people & they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? It’s the too-huge world vaulting us, & it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road
With On Our Way, I simply wanted to capture the elation of love & the open road; the ceaseless sojourner that resides within each of us, longing for life & freedom.
INSPIRATION: Throughout all of my twenties, I had the pleasure of traveling extensively, be it locally, regionally, or nationally. In a whirlwind of mileage, destinations, landmarks, locations, people, & places, you can’t help but be swept up in the wonder of it all.
INSIGHT: Aside from being one of the few relatively ‘upbeat’ songs off the record, On Our Way is also one of the only tracks on Shadowlands to feature mainly electric guitar (Fender Lite Ash & Mexican Telecasters) in addition to the only track which features a traditional guitar solo – courtesy of mastermind Matthew Smith. \m/