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    "Goin' Nowhere Blues" Lyrics

    Robert Earl Keen

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    In the corner of the barroom
    Lives the ghost of Langston Hughes
    He's takin' notes and smokin' cigarettes
    Sippin' slowly on his booze
    Got them goin' nowhere blues

    And on the stage beneath the spotlight
    Woody Guthrie sings the news
    He's always ready for the good fight
    Never thinkin' that he'll lose
    Got them goin' nowhere blues

    Through the back way in the alley
    Sellin' all you should refuse
    Looks like Jane has finally given in
    Hey, what the hell it ain't no use
    Got them goin' nowhere blues

    Out the front around the corner
    Martin Luther shines your shoes
    He's preachin' justice and equality
    I guess Martin's payin' dues
    He's got them goin' nowhere blues

    On the other side it's a free ride
    You've got money you can burn
    When the ground shakes and the earth breaks
    Which way you gonna turn?
    Are you ever gonna learn?

    In the poolroom on the table
    Swillin' wine and smashin' cues
    They locked him up last night for fighting
    Cesar Chavez blew a fuse
    He's got them goin' nowhere blues

    All the members of the union
    All the farm and labor crews
    They used to be meet here by the dozens
    They disappeared in ones and twos
    Got them goin' nowhere blues

    So you wonder why they come here
    They come here to look for clues
    Passin' time until they live again
    To fight these going nowhere views
    Leave these goin' nowhere blues
    To fight these goin' nowhere views
    This song was submitted on February 14th, 2011 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Robert Earl Jr. Keen.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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