This song is a rallying cry for enduring adversity to reach those better times ahead. Originally written in 2004, the song finds new resonance in this time of pandemic and winter with the hope for better times on the horizon. The arrangement is very much modeled after the Jersey Shore rock sound popularized by artists like Bruce Springsteen and Southside Johnny.

 

lyrics

 

Verse 1: 

Windshield wipers are frozen and it's hard to see 

If there's dangerous obstacles in front of me 

It's a slippery turnpike and the left lane's out 

These times can test your grip on what your life's about 

 

In my engine the gremlins knock my self esteem 

As they try to drive down the value of my dreams 

As I struggle for traction up this icy hill 

They make me think dark thoughts but they can't break my will 

 

Chorus: 

Let's move on forward, here's to making our way 

To the dreams we work for coming into reach 

Salt and sand on this icy highway 

Will be salt and sand on a summer beach 

Salt and sand on this icy highway 

Will be salt and sand on a summer beach 

 

Verse 2: 

I can feel your frustration as you spin your wheels 

I'm identifying big-time with the way you feel 

You set your plan and watch it get pushed back 

It takes a steady hand to get you back on track 

 

Yeah the heat of anger may move us along 

But it ain't no substitute for staying strong 

Today we won't be quickly satisfied 

But we've got dreams of a lifetime that won't be denied 

 

Chorus 

 

Bridge: 

We can fade 

Or we can shine 

The way we choose to walk the line 

 

Chorus

 

credits

 

releases December 31, 2020 

Lyrics and Music by Jason Didner (c) 2004, All Rights Reserved 

Vocals and all instruments: electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards, bass, drums, alto sax and glockenspiel by Jason Didner 

Produced by Jason and Amy Didner

 

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