On The Road To Find Out Lyrics - Cat Stevens

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Well I left my happy home to see what I could find out
I left my folk and friends with the aim to clear my mind out
Well I hit the rowdy road and many kinds I met there
Many stories told me of the way to get there

So on and on I go, the seconds tick the time out
There's so much left to know, and I'm on the road to find out

Well in the end I'll know, but on the way I wonder
Through descending snow, and through the frost and thunder

Well, I listen to the wind come howl, telling me I have to hurry
I listen to the robin's song saying not to worry

So on and on I go, the seconds tick the time out
There's so much left to know, and I'm on the road to findout
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Then I found myself alone, hopin' someone would miss me
Thinking about my home, and the last woman to kiss me, kiss me

But sometimes you have to moan when nothing seems to suit yer
But nevertheless you know you're locked towards the future

So on and on you go, the seconds tick the time out
There's so much left to know, and I'm on the road to findout

Then I found my head one day when I wasn't even trying
And here I have to say, 'cause there is no use in lying, lying

Yes the answer lies within, so why not take a look now?
Kick out the devil's sin, pick up, pick up the good book now






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Its definitely "The Good Book" | Reviewer: Mike | 4/6/14

It has always sounded very clearly like "THE good book" for the last 35 years, and it still does. So who is changing the lyrics all over the internet and why?
It seems an attempt to deChristianise the song....maybe by Cat himself. Maybe he never intended an overtly "Christian" message, but a more general spiritual message? Maybe after converting to IsLam, he wanted to erase any possible Christian message from his songs: its also happened to another song "Sitting" where 'Only for the God I see' is changed all over the internet to 'Only for the light I see',
My guess is that when he spent a year in hospital and close to death with TB, he was thrust onto the spiritual path, as many of us were, through illness and tragedy.

In those days the world was not so anti-Christian as it is now, and I remember thinking at the time the Cat seemed to saying we should be open to all religious wisdom, including (even) Christianity.
We should remember those times, when the Hippies and the song writters emphasised "LOVE, PEACE AND HAPPINESS" People were anti-institution; anti 'the man', but were pro Buddha Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Jesus etc
I'd love to know what people think about this change to lyrics and why.

ON THE ROAD TO FIND OUT LYRICS - CAT STEVENS | Reviewer: Ray | 12/22/13

thanQ Linda.... pick up A good book now is the meaning that I get. He is talking about this Shift/Event that we are currently waiting for :)

"Then I found my head one day when I wasn't even trying
And here I have to say, 'cause there is no use in lying, lying"

he knows that we have been lied to about religion for 1000's of years...... :)

It's The | Reviewer: Richard | 7/1/13

He definitely sings pick up THE god book now.
I know he then went on to become a Muslim but the bible has often been referred to as THE good book. Was that a reference in his search for meaning and religion?
I believe so but only he could confirm it.
:-)

Some of the best lyrics I've ever heard, but... | Reviewer: Linda | 10/30/07

Are the lyrics really "pick up A good book now"
or "pick up THE good book now"

What do you think?

Thanks



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