The Road Ahead

by National Park Radio

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The highway is my home This heart belongs out on the open road Don’t matter where we go One life to live we’ve got to take the Chance that we still have to make it The long way is my friend Rich as a king with all this time to spend The wrong way is a myth There’s something new ‘round every turn Let’s find out what it is I can feel it in my bones Let the highway take me home The road ahead will find its end Somewhere along the coast Although it seems our hopes and dreams Were lost there long ago So pack your bags and don’t look back Get ready for the rush And say goodbye to our old lives Adventure’s calling us No longer do we fear The mountains and the canyons that appear We’ll find our own way This life is ours for us to make No matter what they say I can feel it in my bones Let the highway take me home The road ahead will find its end Somewhere along the coast Although it seems our hopes and dreams Were lost there long ago So pack your bags and don’t look back Get ready for the rush And say goodbye to our old lives Adventure’s calling us Though the sun will rise again One day our time will end I’ll never find a joy more true Than every moment next to you The road ahead will find its end Somewhere along the coast Although it seems our hopes and dreams Were lost there long ago So pack your bags and don’t look back Get ready for the rush And say goodbye to our old lives Adventure’s calling us
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In The Dark 04:17
In the night outside by the river I lost my way Saw the girl I almost kissed the other day If the night had not been cold I swear I would have been more bold Only if the night was warmer I'd’ve stayed In the forest by the river where she ran To the edge of where the water meets the land When I saw her lying down I swear I couldn't make a sound It's a feeling that I’ll never understand In the dark You can see Close your eyes Let it go ‘Cause only you know where You need to be Yesterday I saw her walking in the street With her head down she was staring at her feet When her body hit the ground Oh there were people all around In her chest a heart that couldn't play a beat In the dark You can see Close your eyes Let it go ‘Cause only you know where You need to be When I found her she was lying on the ground With her eyes closed no she couldn't make a sound When I took her by the hand Oh that was when her life began Fell the chains of which she always had been bound In the dark You can see Close your eyes Let it go ‘Cause only you know where You need to be And only you can make it so
3.
Home Down by the river Down by the river with you I’m home Down by the river Down by the river with you Down by the river Down by the river with you Young and full of hope Every week it seemed we’d go Born deep within me Grew a love I’d never known And I’ve found a sense of Freedom in it’s flow Hear the sound of rushing water call me Home Down by the river Down by the river with you I’m home Down by the river Down by the river with you Down by the river Down by the river with you No you can’t contain it Ain’t no walls can hold it back Protected and well respected As the first but not the last And I’ve found a sense of Freedom in it’s flow Hear the sound of rushing water call me Home Down by the river Down by the river with you I’m home Down by the river Down by the river with you Down by the river Down by the river with you
4.
Open up the gates and let it go My whole life’s been leaning on the door Waitin’ for someone to turn the key For the moment that I always knew I’d see But I’m not sure I’ll ever leave this bed That whole world is trapped inside my head And the feelings that I never could explain Oh I couldn’t tell you how to ease the pain ‘Cause I was broken I was angry I needed someone to tell me That I was okay And that it’s alright It’s never too late All I need to do is jump the fence But the voices in my head ain’t makin’ sense And the memories that I’d hoped would carry me They could open up the door and set me free ‘Cause I was broken I was angry I needed someone to tell me That I was okay And that it’s alright It’s never too late And I was hopeless I was empty I needed something to fill me And I was helpless I was falling I needed someone to lift me ‘Cause I was broken I was angry I needed someone to tell me That I was okay And that it’s alright It’s never too late Every day is started with a choice To be the one who hears or be the voice Please hold on to this promise keep it true You be the voice for me and I for you ‘Cause I was broken I was angry I needed someone to tell me That I was okay And that it’s alright It’s never too late And if you’re hopeless And you’re worn through I’ll be the someone to tell you That it’s okay And it’s alright It’s never too late
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The things we’ll see Just come with me We’ll drive all night Through dawn’s first light The only stopping is for snacks and gasoline And maybe some other things Don’t bring no pain No ball and chain We’ll leave without Our fear and doubt Nothing is ever gonna take this one away From me and you So come on let’s go Just you and me You never know The things we’ll see The blacktop’s old Two lines of gold Will lead the way Day after day I look around and I’m in love with every view When I’m with you So come on let’s go Just you and me You never know The things we’ll see But when we go back home And when the feelings fade We can talk about the things we’ve seen And all the places that we’ve been But there’s a moment I cannot replace It’s the moment when I saw your face So come on let’s go Just you and me You never know The things we’ll see So come on let’s go Just you and me You never know The things we’ll see

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released June 26, 2020

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National Park Radio Arkansas

National Park Radio is a modern-folk/Americana band from the Ozarks, echoing fresh but familiar sounds of The Avett Brothers and The Lumineers.
Releasing a self-produced EP in early 2013, 2016 brought their debut full-length album "The Great Divide".
n early 2017, they started work on a new full-length album, "Old Forests", which released worldwide on May 30th, 2017.
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