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Audioslave – I Am The Highway lyrics

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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    melissa7x
    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 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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    Snatch1855
    I think the message is that he is the destination, not the journey. The song, most likely a story about 2 lovers, starts off by saying that pearls and swine have bereaved him. Another way of saying jewelry and dates weren't enough? Now, he has to escape her. The reason being is she treated him like a road. A means to an end. He doesn't feel bad about leaving, but after he has he realizes he can't escape that memory of their love. This is all just my opinion. I'm not a professional or anything. Just a guy at work. Bored.
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    I agree a lot with both of you. Maybe in my case a little more dogmatic due to the actual relocation for him and after him, both being the same as in the song, city and hills. And yes, I see that the way he treated me, had such an impact negatively to this very day, that I still cannot get those words out of my head, and now, I wonder no more why words hurt so much more than bruises. I cannot get those words out of my head. Almost 30 years later. I think both of you are perhaps correct. Idk. But that's what it means to me, every time I hear it. I had only hoped he had treated the next woman with so much more love, and compassion. As, he is FULLY capable of doing so. But he chose not to I fear.
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