Home Link
  • Janis Ian with Charles de Lint - photo by Amy Logan
  • Peformers backstage at the Pete Seeger Tribute - photo by K T Panetta
  • Janis Ian with Bruce Cockburn- photo by K T Panetta
  • Janis Ian with Ronnie Gilbert, Holly Near & Odetta- photo by K T Panetta
  • Janis Ian with Lari White
  • Janis Ian with Phoebe Snow - photo by Mark
  • Janis Ian with Wavy Gravy
  • Janis Ian with Shadow Morton - photo by Gilbert
  • Janis Ian with Harlan Ellison - photo by M C Valada
  • Janis Ian with Judy Collins & Leonard Cohen - photo by Peter Cunningham
Unreleased 1: Mary's Eyes

On The Way To Me

Janis Ian

* As recorded by Mare Winningham

I'm on my way,
though I guess one day I'll wake
and find it's just another false alarm
Somebody told me once --
You can be whatever you want to be,
but it don't come free

I'm on my way
Though I don't know where I'm going,
I wish I'd gone there yesterday
Cold wind's blowing at my back
but I can't stay
Don't you see? It's where I need to be

I'm on my way to me, but I can't see
my future for the past
If I'd done what you had asked
I could have been there in a flash
I'm on my way back home, but I don't know
tomorrow from today
I'm gonna find my way
Find my way

I don't know who,
but there's a stranger with my face
who knows the proper things to do
She smiles in all the right places
She runs in all the best races
I do too, but not for you

I'm on the way,
and though the stranger bears my name
she just can't sing the songs i play
but there's no shame in learning
halfway there, you want to be turning
Back a while - gonna turn back that dial

I'm on my way to me, but I can't see
my future for the past
If I'd done what you had asked
I could have been there in a flash
I'm on my way back home
but I don't know tomorrow from today
I'm gonna find my way - find my way
Find my way back home

© Mine Music Ltd./EMI Music Publishing Japan Ltd.
All rights reserved; international copyright secured.

Tour Dates

click on any date for full information
click again to close that date

All tour dates updated on July 10, 2019

  • Wednesday August 21

    The Kate, Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    The Kate

    Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    Phone: 860.510.0473

    Visit the venue's website

    Janis closes out the summer with two solo evening at The Kate, one of her all-time favorite venues. After a long run with old pal Livingston Taylor, where sets had to accomodate the co-bill, this solo show should feature several brand new songs and a few blistering guitar solos!!

  • Thursday August 22

    The Kate, Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    The Kate

    Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    Phone: 860.510.0473

    Visit the venue's website

    Janis closes out the summer with two shows at The Kate, one of her all-time favorite venues. After a long run with old pal Livingston Taylor, where sets had to accomodate the co-bill, expect several brand new songs and a few blistering guitar solos in this magical solo evening!

  • Friday February 28

    E. J. Thomas Hall, Akron, Ohio

    E. J. Thomas Hall

    Akron, Ohio

    Phone: 330-972-7570

    Visit the venue's website

  • Sunday March 1

    Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington, IN

    Buskirk-Chumley Theater

    Bloomington, IN

    Phone: 812.323.3020

    Visit the venue's website

[full tour dates list]

Copyright Janis IanPrivacy Policy & Terms Of AgreementSitemapWebsite By Digital Vision Media