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Rascal Flatts: Bless The Broken Road Meaning

Song Released: 2004

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Bless The Broken Road Lyrics

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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    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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    Nov 20th, 2010 11:36pm report

    It is not surprising to connect this song to a romantic relationship. It may be dedicated to a person specially made for you - destiny in some other terms. Some of us tend to spend most of our lifespan looking forward to meet someone who will complete us. We look everywhere, ask for signs, give our all only to see ourselves dried up and empty. Every long lost dream led me to where you are... God allows circumstances to go along your way, making your heart broken that's why you are in pain. As you encounter these heartaches, you will meet the healer, Jesus. Remember that only Jesus can fill our emptiness. If we are not filled with His love, we cannot give love to others. If we are not secured in His love, we cannot entrust our hearts to others. Let us not weary ourselves trying to look for someone to love because it has been set even before you were conceived. You and your partner in life is a work in progress, and when the two of you are complete, God will allow the two of you to meet and live a life that will honor Christ. If you want to meet the right person, ask God to straighten your road, to make your road whole, complete. God bless you!


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    Sep 24th, 2010 9:17am report

    well ihave gone down the same road as the dude makes it out to be in the son.
    so i would have to say most of the people that posted are right and some arewron.
    ihave found some one that i love with all my heart and i think she could be the one but she needs to see that i am the one to.


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    Nov 8th, 2009 11:10pm report

    The song indeed is deep but only from my perspective: I believe the song is speaking about predestination and being able to manage the struggles that have happened "...along the broken road".I believe this song has something along the lines to do with "religion" (obviously) as the main theme. Lets just think of this song as the singer telling his story;

    "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"

    -I believe this means he went looking for love but ends up getting hurt in the process (broken road). "...I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you."

    During this process he was ignorant to the fact that God was showing him where to go "...Every long lost dream led me to where you are. Others who broke my heart they were like Northern stars pointing me on my way into your loving arms..."

    He realizes this which is why he says "This much I know is true that God blessed the broken road
    that led me straight to you"-God has been trying to guide him but he didn't see the signs (for whatever reason).

    What I question about this song is up for debate-but what is the reason for the people he describes as,who have hurt him, being like norther stars-pointing him straight to one specific person? If this is how he truly sees his experience-then I wonder could this suggest that all of what we go through premeditated by God? Essentially what I mean is fate. What we see as-unfair or not right-is only God's will. So I feel that this quote,"...Every long lost dream led me to where you are. Others who broke my heart they were like Northern stars pointing me on my way into your loving arms..."-suggests this idea of how God influences our lives-and that is through signs. Which then means that at one point, we all will reach what God has planned for us(for better or for worst).

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