Like A Road Leading Home

Lyrics: Nix, Penn
Music: Nix, Penn

Played by Jerry Garcia with various different solo bands. The lyrics below are from the 1973 Keystone version:

Verse A
When the road gets too long
And you run all out of song
And the pain gets too much
For you to bear

Chorus
Turn around, turn around
Turn around, and I'll be there
Like a road, like a road
Leading home

Verse B
When the gray clouds start to blow
And you need some place to go
When you want some company
That really cares

[chorus]

Verse C
When the [rain] is past and gone
And the road you're travelling on
Doesn't seem to be going
Anywhere

[chorus]

Like a road, like a road
Leading home

When the road gets too long
And you run all out of song
And your pain gets too much
For you to bear

[chorus]

Like a road, like a road
Leading home
The 1990 Jerry Garcia Band version has the verses in a different order, with some minor variations in the lyrics:
Verse A
Verse C with first line: "When the gray clouds [start to blow?]"
Verse B with first line: "When the dark clouds start to blow
Verse B again with "dark clouds"
Sara Fulcher sang slightly different lyrics with Garcia and Saunders in 1973:
I climb a mountain
And if I climb a mountain
Please remember the road
That leads back home

Chorus
Turn around, turn around
Turn around, and I'll be there
Like a road, like a road
Leading home

When the storm clouds start to blow
And you got no place to go
And you need some company
Who cares

[chorus]

When the days have passed and gone
And you got no place to go
And you need some company
Who really cares

[chorus]

When the days have passed and gone
And that road you're travelling on
It just don't seem to be going
Anywhere

All you got to do is
[chorus]
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     11 Jul 1973 Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings Garcia/Saunders
      Oct 1987 Pure Jerry: Lunt-Fontanne: Best Of The Rest Jerry Garcia Band
      1 Sep 1989 Pure Jerry: Merriweather Post Pavilion Jerry Garcia Band
      5 Sep 1989 Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound Jerry Garcia Band
      1990 How Sweet It Is Jerry Garcia Band