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Journey: Wheel in the Sky Meaning

Song Released: 1978


Wheel in the Sky Lyrics

Winter is here again,
oh lord,
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...

  1. anonymous
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    May 2nd 2020 report

    I was in Germany and I think this is what they are saying. There’s plenty of sleet and rain. We never knew where we would be the next day in the world.

  2. anonymous
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    Jan 5th 2020 report

    What are these people talking about??? Where is flying on coke?? What??

  3. anonymous
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    Jul 26th 2019 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.

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 16th 2019 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.

  5. anonymous
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    Apr 16th 2019 report

    flying on coke...silver refers to a mirror and clay is a plate..so doing coke on a mirror instead of a plate

  6. anonymous
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    Jan 29th 2018 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

  7. anonymous
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    Jan 18th 2016 report

    Poetry


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