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Chris Rea - The road to hell (long version CD) HD
The road to hell (part 1) Stood still on a highway I saw a woman By the side of the road With a face that I knew like my own Reflected in my window Well she ...

Rea wrote this song while stuck in traffic on the M4 motorway in England, which connects London to the southwest coast. At a standstill for over an hour, he got the idea for this song and wrote the lyrics in the vehicle at the intersection of the M25.
Rea shares an epiphany in this song, as he realizes that bad choices have left him stuck in traffic. He struggled financially for years before going solidly in the black thanks to million-selling albums On the Beach (1986) and Dancing with Strangers (1987). When he came into money, he did the sensible thing: bought a house on the English shore and commuted into London. But for Rea, the sensible thing is madness. With a passion for adventure, a lifestyle alternating between isolation and herd is hell indeed. He realized at that moment that he needed to get off that road ...
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