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Southbound

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Packed my bags, I’m headed southbound
Really not much that I need
Friends say I should stick around some
But there’s nothing here for me.

Boss man boarded up the factory
Walked away with 6 weeks pay
Now I’m out here raking asphalt
For a 50-dollar day

And it doesn't really matter where I run to
Cause the big wheel keeps on turning round and round
And it doesnt really matter what I do or what I say
I just can't seem to slow this big wheel down

Heard there’s good work down in Austin
I heard they pay an honest wage
Leaving tonight I’m headed southbound
Maybe I’ll be back someday.

Every workday starts out black as pitch
And every workday ends the same
You stand there talkin' 'bout the rut we're in
Year after year, but nothings changed

I packed my bags, I'm headed southbound
There's really not much that I need
Friends say I should stick around some
But there's nothing here for me

And it doesn't really matter where I run to
Cause the big wheel keeps on turning round and round
And it doesnt really matter what I do or what I say
I just can't seem to slow that big wheel down

credits

from Tunes, track released January 9, 2016
John: guitars, bass, e-drums, vocals
Sarah Davis Baker: vocals

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John Baker Battle Ground, Washington

I'm a solo performer and songwriter in the Pacific Northwest.

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