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  • March 15, 2018

    LYRICS, POETRY AND PROSE 180315

    A place to share some words of beauty, inspiration, and life. Today’s lyrics focus on wanderlust – that itchy feeling telling you  that it’s time to move on, to see new places, and leave the old places and people behind. This week we offer Hank Snow singing about moving on from love gone bad; Johnny Cash recounting all the places he has visited; and John Prine waxing poetic about the lost world of the hobo. Click on the name of the piece to get a video or more information.

    That big eight wheeler rollin’ down the track
    Means your true lovin’ daddy ain’t comin’ back
    ‘Cause I’m movin’ on I’ll soon be gone
    You were flyin’ too high for my little old sky
    So I’m movin’ on
    That big loud whistle as it blew and blew
    Said hello to the Southland we’re comin’ to you
    And we’re movin’ on oh hear my song
    You had the laugh on me so I’ve set you free
    And I’m movin’ on

    – I’m Moving On Singer and Writer Hank Snow

    I’ve been everywhere, man
    I’ve been everywhere, man
    Crossed the deserts bare, man
    I’ve breathed the mountain air, man
    Travel, I’ve had my share, man
    I’ve been everywhere

    I’ve Been Everywhere Singer Johnny Cash; Writers Geoff Mack and Michael J. Faubion

    Down through the years
    Many men have yearned
    For freedom
    Some found it
    Only on the open road
    So many tears of blood
    Have fell around us
    ’cause you can’t always do what you are told.

    – Hobo Song Singer and Writer John Prine