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The Road To Hell (Part II) Lyrics

Artist: Chris Rea
Album: The Road To Hell

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
Comments/Interpretations
by aditya bharatee on 6/2/2008 8:58am
This song is really really good and is sung very beautifully
by Kaloor Sunil on 6/6/2008 2:52am
This song is wonderful and sung well, I like his vice very much.
by Alem Pongener on 6/24/2008 1:49am
Mind blowing lyrics,but I don`t wanna be there. Just love to sing it.
by Synne on 7/4/2008 5:15am
I really love this song. The text is awesome.
by Nemanja Vucinic on 7/11/2008 7:12pm
Wonderful song, i like to play it on my guitar. I have never cared about text till now, i have just understanded the situation. Amazing!
by montse on 7/12/2008 2:57pm
fantastic son
by Anjuska on 7/14/2008 11:33am
I love this song, I listen to it over and over again. And I love the voice of Chris Rea.
by Natasha on 7/21/2008 4:04am
fantastic song
by nelly on 7/21/2008 7:50am
:-*
by Prasad on 8/8/2008 1:13pm
When heard this song for first time I hated it. But after listeing it few more times I am in love with this song. It is so good.
by Ubiets on 8/12/2008 1:09pm
,  .
by rtx on 8/13/2008 11:06pm
One of the most under-rated songs.
A great song with a message. Successful in depicting what it wanted to show us.
by tbx on 8/25/2008 3:20pm
What does he mean by "jam up with credit"?
by david christopher miedzianik on 9/11/2008 3:58am
TODAYS DATE: SEPTEMBER 11th:

DEAR CHRIS REA: i saw you at THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL erlier this year: i saw you sing THE ROAD TO HELL there: well i'm off to see MADDONNA at THE WEMBELY STADIUM tonight: i saw THE WHO there last year 27th june 2007: 5 years ago to the day that JOHN TUNDERFINGERS died: :(JOHN ENTWIHISTLE): i'm bob dylan's greatest bb radio request writer:
TIME IS A JET PLANE IT MOVES TOO FAST. YOU'RE A BIG GIRL NOW MADDONNA: david miedzianik
THE CONNECTION: ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS: LONDON: ENGLAND: rainmanhallelujah@hotmail.com
by Joe on 9/20/2008 3:44pm
Hey what do you know! Someone wrote a song about the M180:

"Oh no, this is the road to Hell"

Seriously though, AWESOME song!
by sanat bairi on 10/1/2008 5:43am
listen to the voice of chris, it is just awesome
by kiiL on 10/9/2008 3:05am
"jam up with credit" means "jam up with cars". since most cars are bought on credit ... but seems like no one cares, song was out 18 years ago, look around you, you see people got message?
by Slobodan Pijevac on 11/3/2008 8:10am
You said no one cares for credits!? After this big financial crisis delivered from American real estate market everyone will think twice before go to bank for loan - NO WAY MAN! I am very happy that stupid bank officials finally showed their real faces full of greed.
by Jude Jararth K A on 11/23/2008 12:31am
Really it is great, Mr Sanat, what you said is right. jararth@yahoo.com
by Mary on 12/2/2008 8:06pm
Chris, I am a few years older than you and I know you will never read this, but I love the passion you have in your songs and you play one mean guitar. Godspeed to you
by No Mercy Mike on 12/6/2008 11:46am
One of my favourites!
by Lana on 12/24/2008 6:52am
I've never thought before that i may get interested in such songs but... this song is extraordinary, outstanding. it has become one of my favourite songs performed by Chris Rea.
by Mark Revlon on 1/13/2009 8:14am
Gud Lyrics, gracefully sung. love to hear it again n again
by Colin on 2/18/2009 8:16pm
The song begins by talking about excess-drugs, industrial pollution, etc. Then he's talking about how witnessing the world as it is, scares the living hell out of him and the fear has taken their smiles.
Second part is about society's excess in the form of lifestyle (keeping up with the jones's) and if we don't recognize it, it will eventually catch up with us. Money, money, money....the road to hell.
by Karla on 3/15/2009 4:46pm
This song brings my old memories from childhood, when I was driving with my father behind the wheel. I did not have any idea what the lyrics were about but I could hear the fear... It is a really special song for me, helps to keep my father in my head. Thank you Chris.
by mastrof on 4/5/2009 5:36am
very great solo with deeply message!
by alph siddique on 4/5/2009 6:31am
this songs can change ur whole thoughts about life
by The Best on 5/3/2009 1:18pm
The best song Ever I Love it.Love his voice he is the Best.Check out his "Blue Cafe" .These two songs broke my hearth.
by kkulaoglu on 8/7/2009 2:18am
Very good song and very good singing
by Paul Nikolaev on 10/17/2009 3:57am
yeah, it's a cool song. brilliant thing!
by Samax on 10/20/2009 11:10pm
Best description of our materialistic world!
by Infusion_Romania_Europe on 11/10/2009 9:19am
ME 2 ..... Love this SONG :X::XX:X:X
by DANIJELA on 11/13/2009 7:16am
THE BEST SONG EVER !!!!!!
by hyder ginwalla on 12/14/2009 7:05pm
Indeed a gr8 song, good husky voice. Heard it on the UK radio when it was on the charts in 1989... Wonder why no one in the media invoke Chris Rea's "Road To Hell" during the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen...

hginwalla@yahoo.com
by Lisa Morrisseau on 12/28/2009 4:04am
i totally love this song. i'll never get tired of listening to it. loved it when i first heard it on 'Beyond the Law'. it was my mission to find out the singer. ahh Chris Rea. he's one of the best!! ;)
by NARAYANAN A on 2/26/2010 5:13am
20yrs on and still one of my all time favorite song. The text, guitar and percussion is simply awesome
by debil on 3/17/2010 8:54am
smutna pisnicka, ktera me vzdycky zahreje na srdicku
by Miki on 5/17/2010 1:07pm
Thank you for Road Chris! You are the
best in the world.Once more,thank yoy
forewer!
by Hasan on 5/23/2010 3:57pm
This is one of those songs I avoid listening to too much, so I can savour it afresh each time.

When I heard him say, years ago, "And all the roads jam up with credit" I said to myself, "You too know it's coming, dontcha, Chris?" my mind was on slowly crippling global economy, sucking one country after another into the debt trap.

Prescient, Chris.
by darkside on 12/3/2010 1:49am
Neverovatno dobra pesma, pogadja u srce ljudskog drustva.
by YATISH on 3/2/2011 9:12pm
THIS IS THE SONG TO HEAVEN
by king kong on 3/4/2011 5:50am
to jest naprawde bardzo Ĺ‚adna piosenka
by lana on 8/4/2011 3:41am
by the way i love your songs
by Mike on 9/23/2011 12:36pm
He describes how ill our minds are, still now in the 21 centuries(human beings). There is no hope, only clear minds with deep consciousness, in small steps... , perhaps starts to live in other ways, we have only these small chance... and never forget, the human life is the greatest experiment given by natur... what exists in the universe... so we should try to live in CONSCIOUS...

by Katarina on 10/27/2011 1:17pm
The road to hell INDEED! Fasten your belts!
by dpk on 1/23/2012 4:59pm
This song is really brilliant. Its been used in the movie"Beyond the law" in a gr8 way. WAtch dat movie then you all going to understand
by Deeba on 3/3/2012 8:36am
I heard this in the early 90s...played it all along with Gordon Lightfoot. WOW!! What a song!
by daniel bg on 5/15/2012 5:08pm
Cris Rea is the best :)
Daniel from Kingston
by Marlette on 7/5/2012 3:05am
Glad to see a Rover in the video. My husband says: This is our song.
by mahela ranasinghe on 8/27/2012 11:32am
this song is very nice.i can sing tis song well
by Bobby on 2/17/2013 8:54am
Does anyone besides me have trouble listening to this song any less than two hours a day. This is a great song - so happy I discovered it. I recently"discovered" this one and Blue Cafe. Before that, I had only heard "Fool if you think it's over" by CR. Love his guitar, vocals and thought-provoking lyrics. Truly one of a kind.
Thanks Chris!


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