ROAD

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ROAD

 

“Road” is a song by Nick Drake from his Pink Moon LP. It is the third and final studio album by him , released in the UK by Island Records on 25 February 1972. It was the only one of Drake’s studio albums to be released in North America during his lifetime: the only previous release there had been a 1971 compilation simply entitled Nick Drake featuring tracks from both his first two albums, which were not released in North America in their original forms until 1976. Pink Moon differs from Drake’s previous albums in that it was recorded without a backing band, featuring just Drake on vocals, acoustic guitar and a brief piano riff overdubbed onto the title track.

Released two years before Drake’s death in November 1974, at the age of twenty-six, the lyrical content of Pink Moon has often been attributed to Drake’s ongoing battle with depression. The songs are shorter than on his previous albums, with a total album running time of just over twenty-eight minutes.

 

You can say the sun is shining if you really want to

I can see the moon and it seems so clear

You can take the road that takes you to the stars now

I can take a road that’ll see me through

I can take a road that’ll see me through.

 

You can take a road that takes you to the stars now

I can take a road that’ll see me through

I can take a road that’ll see me through

I can take a road that’ll see me through.