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Cinderella - Gypsy Road (Official Music Video)


This song is off Cinderella's second album, Long Cold Winter. The lyrics offer a glimpse of perseverance, loneliness, and doubt that come upon realizing your dream of success. Maybe it's not always what it seems? Tom Keifer intimates that his songs are not about specific people or occurrences, but "more about emotions that are more cumulative or an average of a lifetime." Evidence "Gypsy Road." The lyrics in this song cannot be lived in a week, month, or even a year. They are a composite of Tom's memories of a life on the road. The hotel rooms, the overnight rides on the tour bus.

Tom Keifer had wanted to move forward with a blues-rock sound with this track even though the band had a glam rock aura that was associated with the late 1980s sound. The chord structure to "Gypsy Road" is more detailed than the typical two note power chord associated with the average glam rock band. It's a combination of Blues style open chords and barre chords that move on a faster pace than the lyrics. You can close your eyes and envision this song being played on acoustic guitar with a slide.

Lyrics

I used to be now I'm not what you see, Lord I try

And now it seems all those dreams have come true, but they're passing me by

Some fast talkin' mama for a dollar put a smile on my face

I'm drivin' all night

I end up in the same old place


My gypsy road can't take me home

I drive all night just to see the light

My gypsy road can't take me home

I keep on pushin' cause it feels alright


And who's to care if I grow my hair to the sky

I'll take a wish and a prayer cross my fingers cause I always get by

Some fast talkin' jerk for a dollar wiped the smile off my face

I'm drivin' all night

Just to keep the rat in the race


My gypsy road can't take me home

I drive all night just to see the light

My gypsy road can't take me home

I keep on pushin' cause it feels alright


Sometimes I feel so old

Got my lights burnin' bright

But I'm lookin' pretty sold

Sometimes I feel so cold

So cold

Let's go


Got to get on home

My gypsy road can't take me home

My gypsy road can't take me home, t-t-take me


My gypsy road can't take me home

I drive all night just to see the light

My gypsy road can't take me home

I keep on pushin' cause it feels alright


My gypsy road can't take me home

I drive all night just to see the light

My gypsy road can't take me home

I keep on p-p-pushin'

My gypsy road

My gypsy road

My gypsy road

My gypsy road

My gypsy road




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