Darius Rucker: Wagon Wheel Meaning
Song Released: 2013
Wagon Wheel Lyrics
I'm thumbing my way into North Caroline
Staring up the road and pray to God I see headlights
I made it down the coast in seventeen hours
Picking me a bouquet of dogwood flowers
And I'm a-hopin' for...
anonymous Jul 8th, 7:45pm report
My friend Christian loves Darius Rucker! He’s into country, but I do the same thing as him. And Elijah, he likes country too. He’s a great friend of mine, he’s the vocalist of mine, and Christian plays the banjo and makes his music go wide world, it’s so much fun with friends to do. We’re great friends, we hung out at youth, and small groups. They want to hang out with me on every Sunday, or Saturday weekends? If they’re available.
anonymous Jun 20th, 6:51pm report
I think that this song is about how life can get people down. Sometimes we end up blaming ourselves when it's life's fault. Other times we blame other people when it's our fault. The narrator says, "If I die in Raleigh, at least I will die free," meaning that he has attempted to reconcile with his past actions (playing poker) and is accepting of life. At first, I thought that this song was about depression, but now I think that it's about getting up from life's stuggles and reconciling with other people and ourselves.
anonymous Jun 17th, 6:44am report
Its a map of a route that runaway slaves used to take to get up north.
anonymous May 25th, 5:42am report
Ooops, correction. The original version is by "Old Crow Medicine Show", aka "O.C.M.C."
anonymous May 25th, 5:33am report
Uh, this is actually a cover of a song Bob Dylan started to write back in the 70's. Finally finished with cowriter and the original version came out in 2004 by the band "Old Crow Old Medicine" a bluegrass band.
anonymous Apr 11th, 4:56pm report
After blowing all of his money playing poker, he hopes to turn his life around and go back to his sweetheart. He has to keep moving like a wagon wheel.
anonymous Jul 8th, 2017 7:20pm report
It's actually about hitchhiking so he tries to find s ride and hopes he sees lights so he can end up seeing his wife.
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
anonymous Oct 30th, 2016 10:13pm report
anonymous Feb 25th, 2014 2:28pm report
my song is wagon wheels by Darius Rucker in verse 1 he is walking up north Caroline hoping he sees a car to find his lover.in verse 2 he has to keep going like a wagon wheel. in verse 3 he is cold playing a banjo but he cant turn around because there is nothing there for him. in verse 4 he has to keep going like a wagon wheel. in verse 5 he is hitchhiking and finds a trucker but the trucker is going the wrong way so he keeps moving. in verse 6 he has to keep moving like a wagon wheel.
anonymous Sep 26th, 2013 9:08pm report
this song is awesome and it is a good country song
More Darius Rucker song meanings »
Submit Your Interpretation
|In The End||JustinC11|
|Can't Help Falling in Love||anonymous|
|You Gotta Not||anonymous|
|Secret Love Song||anonymous|
|She's So Cold||anonymous|
|How to Save a Life||anonymous|
|Call Me When You're Sober||anonymous|
|One Call Away||anonymous|