Tired Road (Folk)

Story Behind The Song

A FOLK TELLING OF THE BIBLE STORY FROM LUKE OF THE PRODIGAL SON We sometimes walk a tired road. Our soul laments the wayward path and selfish decisions that were made. Yet, deep in the heart is a longing for home. Coming to the end of oneself and owning the path that was chosen, allows our heart to turn home. We wonder... Doubting a reception keeps us further away, but a contrite heart and a spirit to amend beckons the wayward soul home. Such a story is told by Jesus in the book of Luke.

Song Description


Song Length 3:24 Genre Folk - Americana
Lead Vocal Male Vocal Subject Regret


I come by the wayside, I wander alone
Been searching for healing, been longing for home
As I gather the pieces of a broken-down soul
What a long, long, tired road

As the sun rises high and it sets down below
I curse all the reasons, I ponder the cold
Been bound to noth'n, got noth'n to show
What a long tired road

Well, my years are younger than the shape that I show
I'm tired of being tired on this path that I own
Regret is the only friend that I know
What a long, long tired road


Oh, I wonder what they're doing back home
I doubt if they'd have me, for all that I've shown
But it's better than dying out here alone
What a long, long, tired road

What a long, long road

Lyrics Matthew Stemme

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