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Southbound

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This tune is about some blue-collared guy who is just trying to get by.

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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.

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 talking '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

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from Tunes, track released January 9, 2016
Written by John Baker
Vocals, guitars, bass, e-drums, saxes and horns, keyboards: John Baker
Vocals: Sarah Davis Baker

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John Baker Battle Ground, Washington

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

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