Every Road Takes Me Back To You

by Jeff Zuber

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $7 USD  or more

     

1.
2.
05:22
3.
4.
04:31
5.
6.
04:17
7.
04:14

credits

released February 7, 2016

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Jeff Zuber Duvall, Washington

Jeff Zuber is a masterful story teller. His songs are about the ups and downs of love and life. Hopefully you'll be able to find some of your story in his music. Maybe it will touch your heart. Maybe it will make you smile.

contact / help

Contact Jeff Zuber

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: Every Road Takes Me Back To You
Every Road Takes Me Back To You ©2016 Jeff Zuber

I crank up the motor in my truck
Cruise out the driveway and wish you luck
I set my cell phone navigator
To don’t look back, I won’t see you later
I’ve got plenty of fuel in my big old tank of pride

You wanted to know just where I’d been
And why I smelled a little like gin
I wasn’t up to nothing
Just out with the guys
But I get stubborn when I’m caught in a lie
And I’m not so good at talking; I’m better at cut and run

I hate this mood when I get in it
I feel a little more stupid as every minute goes by
I’d better turn around before I regret it
And hope you’ll forgive me instead of saying goodbye

Every road that I go down, every off ramp I have found
Every town that I roll through, every tree lined avenue
It don’t matter what I do; every road takes me back to you

I can be a better man
Any fool could make a better plan
Than driving around in this worn out seat
When I could be wrapped in arms so sweet
And there ain’t nobody with arms as sweet as yours

I hate this mood when I get in it
I feel a little more stupid as every minute goes by
I’d better turn around before I regret it
And hope you’ll forgive me instead of saying goodbye

Every road that I go down, every off ramp I have found
Every town that I roll through, every tree lined avenue
It don’t matter what I do; every road takes me back to you

Every road that I go down, every off ramp I have found
Every town that I roll through, every tree lined avenue
It don’t matter what I do; every road takes me back to you
Takes me back to you
Takes me back to you
Takes me back, takes me back, takes me back to you
Track Name: Cinder
Cinder © 2016 Jeff Zuber

I finished one last cup of coffee as I watched her sittin’ there
The sunrise through the window seemed to dance upon her hair
Her eyes were red around the edges she’d been cryin’ for a while
I looked at her and offered a reassuring smile
She said her name was Cinder and she didn’t really mind
If I sat down with her and we talked to pass the time
She told me of the man she loved that promised her the moon
And then just took what she could give him to leave her here too soon
As I listened to her story you know I dried away her tears
Gave her a hand to hold and sympathetic ears
I know our lovin’ wasn’t likely but then who’s to say what’s right
For two lost and lonely people who just made it through the night

Now she’s my Cinder
From the ashes of a love that’s flame had gone
She wasn’t sure that she could carry on
But in my arms
My Cinder’s love burns strong

I walked her to her car said goodbye and she drove away
She’d given me her number and I called it later on that day
She said it’s good to hear your voice I was afraid you wouldn’t call
I said the fear you wouldn’t answer was my greatest fear of all
That was years ago and miles away she’s now the center of my life
The mother of my children and a warm and caring wife
I thank the fate that found us more with every passing day
And yes I thank that foolish lover that sent the girl away

Now she’s my Cinder
From the ashes of a love that’s flame had gone
She wasn’t sure that she could carry on
But in my arms
My Cinder’s love burns strong
Her love burns strong
Track Name: If We Knew Now
If We Knew Know ©2016 Jeff Zuber

We were young, and didn’t have much
But then all I needed was your tender touch
To be alright, everything would be alright
We had our dreams we were flying high
Those were the times we didn’t have to try
To find the joy, we could always find the joy

Somehow we got ourselves upended
Our love got broken and we couldn’t mend it
On the way to now
We’re so broken now

If we knew now what we knew then
We might find that spark again
And hold on tight, baby we could hold on tight
If we knew now what we knew then
We might save this love before it ends
And make things right, baby we could make things right
If we knew now what we knew then

I can’t tell you the time or day
When all our colors began to fade
We just let them go, we never should've let them go
You lost your way, and I lost my smile
The load got too heavy for one more mile
So we laid it down, we just got tired and we laid it down

Somehow we got ourselves upended
Our love got broken and we couldn’t mend it
On the way to now
We’re so broken now

If we knew now what we knew then
We might find that spark again
And hold on tight, baby we could hold on tight
If we knew now what we knew then
We might save this love before it ends
And make things right, baby we could make things right
If we knew now what we knew then (repeat this chorus one more time)
Track Name: Hero
Hero ©2016 Jeff Zuber

When you’re caught up in the livin’ of the simple day to day,
There’s no time for the heartbreak until it’s standing in your way.
Even a believer of the good in every soul,
Can be broken down by evil when dealt a crushing blow.
And it’s true, and it’s real, and there’s no one who can tell you how to feel.

Some say there’s a purpose to what’s washed up in the wake,
But sometimes lives are shifted by random acts of fate.
You can’t see it coming, you may never know.
There may be no time for running when it finds you on your own.
And it’s true, and it’s real, and there’s no one who can tell you how to feel.

But I can be your hero. I can be your light.
I can be the power that gets you through the fight.
When life comes crashing down around you and the reasons are unknown,
I can be your hero. You don’t have to be alone.

There’s no sense at all, but still you wonder why,
Everything you know has become a lie.
Don’t you be tempted to give in to any shame.
You’re not the answer and you’re not the one to blame.
And it’s true, and it’s real, and there’s no one who can tell you how to feel.

But I can be your hero. I can be your light.
I can be the power that gets you through the fight.
When life is crashing down around you and the reasons are unknown,
I can be your hero. You don’t have to be alone.

Yes I can be your hero. I can be your light.
I can be the power that gets you through the fight.
When life is crashing down around you and the reasons are unknown,
I can be your hero. You don’t have to be alone.

I can be your hero. You don’t have to be alone.
Track Name: Wish I Would've Thought Of That
Wish I Would’ve Thought of That ©2016 Jeff Zuber

We had words the other night. and I know why it didn’t go right.
I said some things I ought a take back.
I remember the movie scene, where the hero pulls the girl in close to him.
And he swears his love is the one true fact.
I wish I would’ve thought of that.

I watched you get in your car. I heard the door slam and the motor start.
Now I’m a broken man on my way to a broken heart.
And I recall the flower shop that I passed by but didn’t stop.
And if a hand full of flowers could win you back,
I wish I would’ve thought of that.

Sometimes, I’m a big dumb fool.
When I forget what it’s like without you.

You said you’d forgive me just apologize. I said right when pigs can fly.
I wasn’t tryin’ to make you cry. I just wasn’t tryin’ and I know that’s why,
You left me here with your goodbye.
And when I remember our last kiss, I never dreamed it would come to this.
You own my heart and that’s the one true fact.
And I wish I would’ve thought of that.

You own my heart and that’s the one true fact.
And how I wish I would’ve thought of that.
Track Name: How I See It
How I See It ©2016 Jeff Zuber

You and me I know we had our moments
But I’ll be damned if there’s one I can recall
I guess that you and me, simply wasn’t meant to be
We were just a stumble, not the fall

I’m not sure what I really wanted
I don’t know what got in the way
Now it’s just the sins drifting on the wind
And the price the sinner’s left to pay

It wasn’t me who lied too many times
It wasn’t me who cheated just because I could
It wasn’t me who didn’t draw the lines
No It wasn’t me who cried, because you know I never would
Now it’s not me who’s feeling guilty about the things I left behind
At least that’s how I see it in my mind

I didn’t notice things that made you happy
I didn’t understand things that made you cry
I never was the man who was there to hold your hand
I didn’t even see it pass me by

It wasn’t me who told you that you’re pretty
It wasn’t me that loved you every day
It wasn’t me who was the right amount of witty
It wasn’t me who let you know that things would be OK
Now it’s not me who’s feeling sorry for the things we couldn’t find
At least that’s how I see it in my mind

Now it’s not me who’s feeling guilty about the things I left behind
At least that’s how I see it
At least that’s how I see it
At least that’s how I see it
Track Name: My Only One
My Only One ©2016 Jeff Zuber

I’m here in the moment where I stay or move along
Will I regret the feelings I’ll have if you are gone
My whole life may depend on the next few words I say
Will you be my only one, or the one that got away

I’m always second guessing choices never made
Are there any winners in a game that’s never played
Will our lives be better if I can make you stay
Will you be my only one, or the one that got away

So many little moments build our path from here to there
The journey finds its meaning in how the road is shared
For the richer or the poorer will we shine in brighter days
Will you be my only one, or the one that got away

With the partners of our lifetime it’s a complicated dance
Should we give the steps direction, or leave the whole damned thing to chance
Once the moment passes there’s no turning back around
We can cry about the things we’ve lost, or take joy in things we’ve found

I’m here in the moment where I guess right or I guess wrong
Will I survive the damage there may be if you are gone
My whole life may depend on the next few words I say
Will you be my only one, or the one that got away

My whole life may depend on the next few words I say
Will you be my only one, or the one that got away

If you like Jeff Zuber, you may also like: