Why doesn't Chris Rea mention a handbasket in his song "The Road to Hell, part 2"?
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
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Maybe he's saving that for The Road to Hell, part 3?
Great song, by the way. In fact, the whole album's great.
- NamlevramLv 51 decade ago
He tried, many times, but he couldn't find a good rhyme for basket. He thought 'casket' wasn't lively enough.