Journey: Wheel in the Sky Meaning
Song Released: 1978
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Wheel in the Sky Lyrics
Haven't been home in a year or more.
I hope she holds on a little longer
Sent a letter,
on a long summer day,
made of silver not of clay.
Oh I've been running down this dusty road.
Oh the wheel in the sky...
anonymous Jul 26th, 7:46am report
I don't think it is too difficult to interpret. The wheel in the sky is a metaphor for the sun and the moon, so the wheel in the sky turning refers to the days and nights going by despite everything else going on, and the time can seem like it goes by quickly or slowly. Like several of Journey's other songs, this song has a theme describing the sadness caused by separation. The writer of the letter wants to return home to see his lover, but his work keeps him on the road away from home. Nevertheless, he writes his letter out of silver to help his lover stay positive and feel loved, even while he feels lonesome as if he is standing in sleet and rain. He feels hopeless that he will make it home again and doesn't know or care where he goes tomorrow because no matter where he goes, he won't be home.
anonymous Apr 16th, 4:45pm report
flying on coke...silver refers to a mirror and clay is a plate..so doing coke on a mirror instead of a plate.ohh and winter is coke.
anonymous Apr 16th, 4:44pm report
flying on coke...silver refers to a mirror and clay is a plate..so doing coke on a mirror instead of a plate
anonymous Jan 29th, 2018 1:31pm report
"Wheel in the sky keeps on turning" this makes me think days go by
"Don't know where i'll be tomorrow"
I don't know where i'll be
anonymous Jan 18th, 2016 1:50pm report
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