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  1. Wandering Man

From the recording Best of Brooklyn Folk

Written and performed by John Henry Sheridan
Recorded, Mixed, and Produced by Jason Hills
© John Henry Sheridan 2001
Coral Sound Music 2014

Lyrics

“Wandering Man”

Blue skies, white clouds on a Saturday afternoon
The grass is green and today I'm reading in between the lines of the tabloid drool
I'm back in the saddle with my head held high and I'm kicking up lots of dust
I'm a no longer fearin' 'cos the smoke is clearin' and I can see that greyhound bus

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Somewhere out there someone is waiting for me
And I don't care if they're younger or older than me
All I know is that I've been feeling pretty lonely and I doubt that holds true for me only

CHORUS
I just want a pretty young woman to hold me
I just want a pretty young woman to tell me that she's genuinely miss me
If I took that greyhound out of town
mmm mm mm mm, mm mm mm
Greyhound

The coast is clear, the circus in town and the check is in the mail
My schooling is done, sorry gotta run, time to put my ship to sail
And my words come flyin' like bats outta hell with American flags tattooed on their wings
Oh too much to do with a random slot of time, it's my goddamn right to strum and sing
About one thing, two thing, everything or nothing just about whatever's on my mind
And if you don't want to hear, you don't have to listen, I don't want to waste nobody's time

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Ohh somewhere out there crowds are waiting for me
And I don't care if they're younger or older than me
All I know is I want to be there one and only main attraction

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I just want a hundred thousand people to play to
I just want a hundred thousand people singing my song
Cheering for me, is that so wrong?
Before I take that greyhound out of town
Mm that greyhound out of town
Before I take that greyhound, that greyhound

We got rats in the cellar, we got dogs in heat, and mosquitos that'll give disease
This crosstown traffic, metropolitan magic is enough to make the locals wheeze
We got a hundred new problems in half as many minutes, we don't got the time to think before we act
This is fast-paced city livin', somehow we stay driven, is it the power of love or the lack?

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Ohh somewhere time is standing still and waiting for me
And I don't care how long it takes for time to find me
All I know is I need some time to unwind me from this ball of stress my life has bind me

CHORUS
All I want a secure and peaceful existence
All I want is a safety net under all that I've earned
I need confidence before I can hop on that greyhound out of town
That greyhound out of town
Na ooo, oo oo oo oo
Na ooo ooo