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Darius Rucker: Wagon Wheel Meaning

Song Released: 2013


Wagon Wheel Lyrics

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...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Aug 19th 2018 report

    Rock me momma like wagon wheel is reffering to the old 1930's Wurlitzer Jukebox The wagon wheel.

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    anonymous
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    Feb 25th 2014 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.

  3. ElijahGreybosh
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    Nov 21st 2020 report

    (Mind you this song by Darius is merely a cover.. he did not write it) The singer although from the South is currently in the north. After realizing how bad it is up there, he realizes that the grass is not greener on the other side. He aspires to get back down south by hitchhiking and to rekindle a relationship with his previous sweetheart. By “if I die in Raleigh, at least I will die free,” is a direct connotation to the Confederate States versus the Union during the civil war.. the confederates fought for freedom from the federal government.. although the war having long been over, it still resonates with him, considering he’s running away from the North where he was currently residing, and wants to be “free,” of all his dislikes of the region. He wants to get back to the south.. to the way things were, and most importantly out of the North because he does not like it.

  4. ElijahGreybosh
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    Nov 21st 2020 report

    The singer although from the South is currently in the north. After realizing how bad it is up there, he realizes that the grass is not greener on the other side. He aspires to get back down south by hitchhiking and to rekindle a relationship with his previous sweetheart. By “if I die in Raleigh, at least I will die free,” is a direct connotation to the Confederate States versus the Union during the civil war.. the confederates fought for freedom from the federal government.. although the war having long been over, it still resonates with him, considering he’s running away from the North where he was currently residing, and wants to be “free,” of all his dislikes of the region. He wants to get back to the south.. to the way things were, and most importantly out of the North because he does not like it.

  5. anonymous
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    Jun 18th 2020 report

    I’ve been writing to the song the producer came from a person to be who we are, country artists or even musicians.

  6. anonymous
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    Mar 23rd 2020 report

    Man. All you gotta do is have a love in Virginia or down in the shannendoah and live up further north to know exactly what this song is about. Wtf. Ain’t you never been in love? Never played an instament. Never smoked your way through Some peaks and troughs. Don’t people know that freedom is physical and emotional anymore? Fuck people take a road trip already. Fall in love with a beautiful soul and take another path. Live. Sing. Aloha.

  7. anonymous
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    Aug 28th 2019 report

    I think he just wants to be free from everything.

  8. anonymous
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    Jul 8th 2018 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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  9. anonymous
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    Jun 20th 2018 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.

  10. anonymous
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    Jun 17th 2018 report

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

  11. anonymous
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    May 25th 2018 report

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

  12. anonymous
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    May 25th 2018 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.

  13. anonymous
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    Apr 11th 2018 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.

  14. anonymous
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    Jul 8th 2017 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.

  15. anonymous
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    May 19th 2017 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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  16. anonymous
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    Oct 30th 2016 report

    Sexual rocking

  17. anonymous
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    Sep 26th 2013 report

    this song is awesome and it is a good country song


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