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The Path
Lyrics: John Popper, Brendan Hill, Bobby Sheehan, Chan Kinchla
Music: John Popper, Brendan Hill, Bobby Sheehan, Chan Kinchla

When the sun and the storm refuse to yield
Each celebrating powers that they wield
Their stubbornness and strength are revealed
And they combine to grow the crops in every field
And the partnership is sealed

I've come to realize they grow me too
And there isn't much about it either can do
When dreams that you chase after fall to you
While the love that you allow comes shining through
Creates a path of every hue

This path is narrow
Just wide enough to follow
I wonder where it will go
So I shall try
With my sharpest eye
To keep this rainbow in my view

Prepared is the way I see
Before me lies my destiny
It sprawls out to infinity
Should I choose to step upon
Always just believeable
In colors inconceivable
It forces me to see in full
What hope has now become
Oh what hope has now become

This path is narrow
Just wide enough to follow
I wonder where it will go
So I shall try
With my sharpest eye
To keep this rainbow in my view

And so I teeter
And so I sway
Eternally almost falling
I'm on my way
The path so fragile
The path forgives
But only he who seeks its color truly lives

This Path is narrow
Just wide enough to follow
I wonder where it will go
So I shall try
With my sharpest eye
To keep this rainbow in my view

The sun on the one hand
And the storm on the other
Only when I stand between do I become yet another...


First release: Decisions of the Sky: A Traveler's Tale of Sun And Storm
Released: 10/30/2000
Earliest time played: 06/10/1998
Last time played: 10/12/2012
Playing frequency:
  248 plays (see all shows)
  13.35% of shows in the database
  23.62% of shows since debut
  Detailed statistics
Song information:
  This was a song originally destined for The Sun, The Storm, & The Traveler.

Other recordings of "The Path":
  Back In The Day, 2001
  Circuit City Sampler, 2001
  Live: What You And I Have Been Through, 2002


When the sun and the storm refuse to yield
Another Sun/Storm reference.
And they combine to grow the crops in every field
A realization that both good and bad weather are necessary to sustain life.
a path of every hue
"A path of every hue" would be a rainbow. Again, another indication that a combination of good and bad weather make something beautiful together. In this case, the Traveler decides to follow the path between the two instead of making a decision for one side or the other.