Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

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

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Maybe he's saving that for The Road to Hell, part 3?

    Great song, by the way. In fact, the whole album's great.

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  • 1 decade ago

    He tried, many times, but he couldn't find a good rhyme for basket. He thought 'casket' wasn't lively enough.

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