The road to hell (part 2)
by Chris Rhea.
Well I'm standing by a river
But the water doesn't flow
It boils with every poison you can think of
And I'm underneath the streetlight
But the light of joy I know
Scared beyond belief way down in the shadows
And the perverted fear of violence
Chokes the smile on every face
And common sense is ringing out the bell
This ain't no technological breakdown
Oh no, this is the road to hell.
And all the roads jam up with credit
And there's nothing you can do
It's all just bits of paper flying away from you
Oh look out world, take a good look
What comes down here
You must learn this lesson fast and learn it well
This ain't no upwardly mobile freeway
Oh no, this is the road
Said, this is the road
This is the road to hell.
Link til you tube 2008 udgave af ‘Road to Hell’
(This version was released in 2008 - almost 20 years after the first version for inclusion on a new " Definitive Greatest Hits " compilation along with some other classic Rea songs. Don`t expect this to be better than the original version from 1989 - nothing could be better than that - but this is a great version and the interesting thing is Chris plays all the instruments here himself . The video is a combination of the original video and also time-lapse footage from the M 25 - the very motorway that inspired Chris to write the song.)
Link til you tube den originale LP.
Link til you tube David Lettermann show, 1991.