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Pearls and swine bereft of me
Long and weary my road has been
I was lost in the cities
Alone in the hills
No sorrow or pitty
For leaving I feel

I am not your rolling wheels
I am a highway
I am not your carpet ride
I am the sky

Friends and liars
Don't wait for me
Cause I'll get on
All by myself
I put millions of miles
Under my heels
And still too close to you
I feel

I am not your rolling wheels
I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride
I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind
I am the lightning
I am not your autumn moon
I am the night
The night

I am not your rolling wheels
I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride
I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind
I am the lightining
I am not your autumn moon
I am the night



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    IlovelyricsNov 25, 2009 at 5:22 pm
    I think he is feeling used and seen in a narrow vision of what he really is. Several times he says that he is not something specific, but rather something MUCH more.
    He feels no regret for leaving the people who treat him that way. And rightly so!
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    nicholsCindyNov 18, 2008 at 4:19 pm
    People so often take others for granted. I think he's saying there's a bigger picture your not seeing. There's more to it all than meets the eye. He's telling us to open our eyes.
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    KiddkannApr 17, 2010 at 2:21 am
    If u really know or have listened to cris cornells music through soundgarden or on his own , his lyrics are deep and amazing really! As a man who fought addiction and his his friends die from it, alot of his lyrics I believe stem from this. To me he is one of the greatest and at times underated writers in music. Love this song as many from the past
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    bud65Mar 18, 2010 at 4:21 am
    My personal belief is that this song is a smack at his former Soundgarden band mates,he is saying that they did not want to move forward with their music as much as he did, which was the reason for the band splitting up in the first place,and that he was going to take the journey without them, which makes him "the highway".
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    melissa7xJan 20, 2010 at 4:05 am
    I think the message that Cornell is delivering here,
    is that of one who was being taken for granted not seen fully for who he is, but seen as something less. when in truth he knew he was much more then what he was seen as. BUT i think in order for him to show that person[s] that he was much much more he put millions of miles under his heels and even though he knew he would be okay without that person[s] making him feel less of himself he still felt close to them because they are what got him there to state that he was something much more then what they knew.

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