Gravity
    performed by Alison Krauss & Union Station

I left home when I was seventeen
I just grew tired of falling down
And I'm sure I was told
The allure of the road
Would be all I found

And all the answers that I started with
Turned out questions in the end
So years roll on by
And just like the sky
The road never ends

(Chorus:)
And the people who love me still ask me
When are you coming back to town
And I answer quite frankly
When they stop building roads
And all God needs is gravity to hold me down

(Chorus:)
And the people who love me still ask me
When are you coming back to town
And I answer quite frankly
When they stop building roads
And there ain't no more highways to be found
And I answer quite frankly
When they stop building roads
And all God needs is gravity to hold me down
I first heard this song at an Alison Krauss concert in June 2005.  I loved it immediately, and with repeat listening, it has grown on me.

Jerry Douglas is pure genius on the Dobro, and this song highlights his talents beautifully.

The lyrics are insightful.  I think in all us, there is some element of wanderlust.  I think part of what kept me in the Army for nearly 24 years was a desire to see and experience different places and people.  I gained an appreciation for both the new and different and for "home".

I particularly like the sentiment expressed in
"And all the answers that I started with
Turned questions in the end."

Life is a journey, and wisdom is a quest.  The day we stop travelling and stop wondering is the day we die.  Which is why I included Stanley Marsh's sign here.
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