I’ve discovered a few more Mary Gauthier albums that I don’t have and the latest one I got is called “Between Daylight and Dark.” This song, “Same Road,” resonates with me and while there’s a slightly different meaning because it sounds more like a romantic relationship, for me, it tells my story.

Because when you take the path leading you to truth but others don’t come with you, you have to leave them behind. You keep giving them chances thinking that things might have changed only to discover they’re still not willing to go there with you. And when you discover that, you realize it’s time to take a different road because to deny your truth is too painful and even paralyzing.

Same Road

My silence betrays me
Lets the demons take a hold
The truth always saves me
When there’s nowhere else to go

When you flirt with the shadows
Darkness snakes under your skin
The only way back home
Is let the light of truth back in

I know you see it in my eyes
I know you know where I’ve been
So it’s hard to understand
Why you’d take me there again

I’ll come back to get you
But baby, I can’t stay
The same road that brought me to you
Is gonna carry me away

I’ve come so far to stand here
I’ve earned this solid ground
I’ll fight to keep you with me
But I won’t let you take me back down

It scares me to death
To know what I need
I’m brave enough to love you
Brave enough to leave

I know you see it in my eyes
I know you know where I’ve been
So it’s hard to understand
Why you’d take me there again

I’ll come back to get you
But baby, I can’t stay
The same road that brought me to you
Is gonna carry me away

I know you see it in my eyes
I know you know where I’ve been
So it’s hard to understand
Why you’d take me there again

I’ll come back to get you
But baby, I can’t stay
The same road that brought me to you
Is gonna carry me away

I’ll come back to get you
But baby, I can’t stay
The same road that brought me to you
Is gonna carry me away

And for fun, here’s a concert video that starts off with Your Sister Cried just because the lyrics crack me up – maybe because I didn’t expect them and they seem so honest. “Everybody says you look real good, but I think you look stoned.” And “why do the bridesmaids have to wear the same dress?”

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