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    "Ghost of Tom Joad" Lyrics

    The Sibl Project feat. Bruce Springsteen

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    Men walking 'long the railroad tracks
    Going someplace, there's no going back
    Highway patrol choppers coming up over the ridge
    Hot soup on a campfire under the bridge
    Shelter line stretching 'round the corner
    Welcome to the new world order
    Families sleeping in the cars in the southwest
    No home, no job, no peace, no rest

    Well the highway is alive tonight
    But nobody's kidding nobody about where it goes
    I'm sitting down here in the campfire light
    Searching for the ghost of Tom Joad

    He pulls a prayer book out of his sleeping bag
    Preacher lights up a butt and he takes a drag
    Waiting for when the last shall be first and the first shall be last
    In a cardboard box 'neath the underpass
    You got a one-way ticket to the promised land
    You got a hole in your belly and a gun in your hand
    Sleeping on a pillow of solid rock
    Bathing in the city's aqueduct


    Well the highway is alive tonight
    Where it's headed everybody knows
    I'm sitting down here in the campfire light
    Waiting on the ghost of Tom Joad

    Now Tom said, "Mom, wherever there's a cop beating a guy
    Wherever a hungry newborn baby cries
    Where there's a fight against the blood and hatred in the air
    Look for me, Mom, I'll be there

    Wherever somebody's fighting for a place to stand
    Or a decent job or a helping hand
    Wherever somebody's struggling to be free
    Look in their eyes, Ma, and you'll see me"

    The highway is alive tonight
    Where it's headed everybody knows
    I'm sitting down here in the campfire light
    With the ghost of old Tom Joad
    This song was submitted on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing.
    Written by Bruce Springsteen.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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