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Truckin'

In the style of

The Grateful Dead

Lyrics

truckin'
got my chips
cashed in
keep truckin'

like the doo-dah man
together
more or less in line
just keep truckin'
on

arrows of neon and
flashin' marquees
out on main street
chicago new york
detroit and
it's all on
the same street

your typical city
involved in
a typical daydream
hang it up
and see what
tomorrow brings

dallas
got a soft machine
houston
too close to
new orleans
new york

got the ways
and means
but just won't
let you
be

most of the cats
that you meet
on the street
speak of true love
most of the time
they're sittin' and
cryin' at home

one of these days
they know
they gotta get goin'
outta the door
and down to
the street
all alone

truckin'
like the doo-dah man
once told me
you got to
play your hand
sometimes

the cards ain't
worth a dime
if ya don't lay 'em
down

sometimes
the light's all
shinin' on me
other times
i can barely see

lately it
occurs to me
what a long
strange trip
it's been

what in
the world
ever became of
sweet jane

she lost
her sparkle
you know
she isn't the same

livin' on reds
vitamin "c"
and cocaine
all a friend
can say is
ain't it a shame

truckin'
up to buffalo
been thinkin'
ya got to
mellow slow
takes time

to pick a place
to go
and just
keep truckin'
on

sittin' and starin'
outta the
hotel window
got a tip
they're gonna
kick the door in
again

i'd like to
get some sleep
before i travel
but if you got
a warrant
i guess you're gonna
come in

busted
down on
bourbon street
set up
like a bowlin' pin
knocked down

it gets to
wearin' thin
they just won't
let you
be

when you're sick of
hangin' around
and you'd like
to travel

get tired
of travelin'
you wanna
settle down

i guess they can't
revoke your soul
for tryin'
get outta the door
and light out
and look all around

sometimes
the light's all
shinin' on me
other times
i can barely see

lately it
occurs to me
what a long
strange trip
it's been

truckin'
i'm a-goin' home
woh woh baby
back where i belong
back home

sit down and
patch my bones
and get back
truckin'
on

Details

  • Duration : 5:20
  • Key : E
  • Genre : Rock
  • Year released : 1971
  • Language : English

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