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Rascal Flatts: Bless The Broken Road Meaning

Song Released: 2004

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I set out on a narrow way many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you



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    Jul 23rd, 2006 7:24am report

    That certainly is an interesting interpretation, and it may very well be true, but looking at it from the lay man perspective I get a totally different meaning.

    To me the song is a person thanking the lord for all the mistakes and people in his past who, while they may have hurt him, have made him who he is. It is probably because of who he is that he ends up meeting the love of his life.

    Just what the song seems to keep repeating meaning wise to me...


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    Feb 17th, 2:28am report

    It can mean a broken relationship that led you to a new one, but, it can also mean you're so far away from home and can't back, so God help you through the broken road to lead you to a new life.


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    Jan 6th, 1:45pm report

    The song to me means that everything happens for a reason. God has a special plan for everyone of us. You have to go through the heartache to know what true love is. People go though relationships, maybe thinking they are the one just to find out they were wrong. They knew God had put someone here for them and they would eventually find their special person. They just had to listen to their heart and trust in God. I am in the same boat as this person. After two failed marriages and I have found the one person for me with out even looking. I fell hard and quick for this women. Going through what I have gone through makes me realize what true love means and what it feels like inside. Thank you God for leading me to her.


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    Aug 18th, 2017 8:14am report

    I believe the song is about thinking the Lord for the mistakes that were made for him to realize what he needed to do. I also feel that he met the love of my life.. actually this song is mine and my husband wedding song


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    Aug 2nd, 2014 8:30pm report

    If you've never listened to this song it's a must! To sum it up it's about how when one door closes another opens. Though it's not always about taking the easy road sometimes we need to experience certain things in life for whatever the reason. Maybe to help us decide what is really right for us. Somehow you always end up right where your supposed to be or right next to the person you belong with.


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    Jan 24th, 2014 1:15pm report

    God BLESSED the broken road that lead straight to you!


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    Nov 28th, 2013 11:00pm report

    Beautiful song! So true for so many of us. Sometimes in life we must make mistakes, fall a little, maybe even have a not so good relationship. All of this happens to us for a reason. It leads us to where/who we are really meant to be or be with. I would love to play this song for someone special to me but sadly never will be able to. Still a beautiful song.


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    Nov 11th, 2013 11:40pm report

    Wow! I can listen to this over and over and over again. I love music of all genres but this has to be one of the best. It just is so moving the words, his voice I love it. Makes me cry. A beautiful song of what it took and what you had to go through to get to that true love. :)


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    Dec 17th, 2012 12:20pm report

    I think it is saying that he was hurt in the past but from that he became stronger and found his true love. Then they end up being happier than ever together <3


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    Sep 25th, 2012 9:10pm report

    all I am going to say is this. I close my eyes everytime I hear this song and all I see is me dancing at my wedding. ( mind you I never want to get married) this song just touches me. It gives people hope letting us know that you have to go through hell to find happiness


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    Jul 12th, 2012 7:07am report

    The writer sees gratitude for a path filled with hardship, mistakes,and relationships filled with heartache in order to understand God. Without these experiences, he would have not experienced God or his intended path that is destined for him. This song contains a double meaning where he also refers to the broken road leading to the right relationship in the end meaning that it was necessary afterall...


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    Jun 12th, 2012 6:53am report

    As I see it, this song is an argument for fate or destiny as well as an argument against regrets which uses "the road" as a metaphore for the path his life has taken. One could also argue that this song is advocating optimisim over pesimisim. To me this song is about looking at the positives in your life instead of focussing on the negatives. In my opinion, the author is clearly saying that he does not regret any of the "long lost dreams" or "others who broke his heart" because each one of those steps on the road brought him closer to his ultimate destiny with his true love. Furthermore, he is saying that he does not regret his past choice and or mistakes because they have made him who he is today and without them, he may not have ended up in his current happy ending with his soulmate. Think about it, if the author were to go back in time and change one bad choice, he might completely change the course of events that would ultimately lead him to his true love and thus he might actually never have met his true love at all. The moral of this story is that every road in life has a toll, and the pain you endure on the road is the price you pay for getting to your destination. If you leave the road to avoid the toll you may not ever get to where you were meant to go. That is just my 2 cents.


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    May 4th, 2011 5:03pm report

    I can relate to this song because I moved from WVA to GA with my boyfriend where he lived, hoping to find true love. I remember a few days before I left, I heard this preacher on the radio saying, "If you are looking for love in man you are looking in the wrong place... Look to Jesus" When I look back I can see how every sign was leading me back to Jesus. My heart was broken by this man. I worked so hard at trying to find love in this man and others men too each time I was lead back to Jesus. It took 15 years on that broken road but I'm free. He truly Blessed the Broken road in my life and lead me straight to Him.


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    Apr 20th, 2011 4:52pm report

    I think this song is about a guy who had a rough life, and finally found the girl who loves him. We've all been down that road. The broken people will eventually find their way through. The girl saved him. This song gets me choked up every time.


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    Apr 10th, 2011 4:32pm report

    Im sorry, but whoever interpreted this first is stupid. This song is not talking about a literal "broken road". Its talking about life, he went through pain and heartbreak. And in the end he realized it all lead to this one girl. God had a purpose for all the heartbreak.


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    Mar 19th, 2011 3:04pm report

    Have you tried to interpret this song as a reference to the parable of the Prodigal Son?
    It's obvious to me. We leave home and travel the broken road and God still waits for us. Every long lost dream acts as a northern star and points us back on the road home, into our Father's arms.

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