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Darius Rucker: Wagon Wheel Meaning

Song Released: 2013

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Heading down south to the land of the pines
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...


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    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.


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    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.


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    Jun 17th, 6:44am report

    Its a map of a route that runaway slaves used to take to get up north.


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    May 25th, 5:42am report

    Ooops, correction. The original version is by "Old Crow Medicine Show", aka "O.C.M.C."


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    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.


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    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.


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    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.


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    May 19th, 2017 5:46pm report

    A African American man is trying to get to his love in the south while trying to stay warm. He doesn't have warm enough clothes and asks for rides to get to her. He keeps moving forward and doesn't give up even though people don't think he should be in the south. When he gets there he either finds her or doesn't and continues to sing

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    Oct 30th, 2016 10:13pm report

    Sexual rocking


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    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.


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    Sep 26th, 2013 9:08pm report

    this song is awesome and it is a good country song

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