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Gary Barlow Open Road Lyrics

Last updated: 08/25/2014 07:00:12 AM

My life, is extraordinary bare, I fought the fear and chased the pain.
My life, doesn't need to be explained, I chose to walk the line as one.
Sometimes, as I live upon my island, Cut off from emotion and its pain.
That's when, I am tempted by the waters, Waters that can take me far away.

Chorus
So I'll just keep on walking down this open road,
Hoping someone, somewhere needs me.
So I'll just keep on walking down this open road,
Talking to the man who knows me,
Yes he knows me, the man is me.

My life, was once full of people's faces, Brought to me by love, which isn't strange.
My life, had the goodness of blue waters, A day's a day for all I used to say.
Sometimes, I can sit and cry my heart out, Drowning in my autocratic ways.
That's when, I am tempted by the waters, Waters that can take me far away.

Repeat Chorus

My life, is now full of people's faces, Within the light of change I pulled away.
My life, shows that no man is an island,
I've exchanged the piece of life I cut away.
Now you won't see me walking down that open road,
I've found someone now who needs me.
No, you won't see me walking down that open road,
I've found at last the man who knows me.
Yes, he knows me and the man was me, the man was me.

Thanks to Viktor for submitting Open Road Lyrics.



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And He was ONLY 16 When He Wrote This Song ... | Reviewer: JCJohnson | 8/24/14

This is off of Gary Barlow's debut solo album (released after the breakup of his British 'Boy Band' "TAKE THAT"). But even though he didn't release this song till the late 1990s what many people do not know is that (from what I read) Gary WROTE this song when he was ONLY 16 years old ... which makes it even more impressive and moving!

I ... being someone who lives in USA ... only have the ONE album (named after this song) of Gary Barlow's. The album "Open Road" was the only one of his solo (or group) albums for that matter) that was released here in the US (I believe) ... but based on what is on this album ... he is an impressive talent ... I wish more of his work were hits here in the US.

Oh...
Barlow has a new album out ... "Since I Saw You Last" for those who are interested in finding out more about his latest work, by the way (it is his first solo studio album in fourteen years).

Hugely under-rated | Reviewer: Dominique | 2/22/14

This song, like many Gary Barlow ones of the time between 1997-1999 has been hugely underrated. It's uplifting, profound and lays bare his feelings about the events unfolding around him at that time. I can barely sing along to it without tears. It's such a powerful statement of acceptance and self belief in the face of massive uncertainty and disillusionment. This man has enormous emotional strength and, so rare for a man, has an amazing ability to articulate deep and complex emotions. He communicates brilliantly through music. A truly gifted and prolific songwriter and musician of our time.

perfecto | Reviewer: Ausra | 8/28/06

I allways dreamed abt such a man!!!He is georgeus. I love him and his music!!!