"Lodi" as written by and John C. Fogerty....
Just about a year ago
I set out on the road
Seekin' my fame and fortune
Lookin' for a pot of gold
Thing got bad and things got worse
I guess you know the tune
Oh Lord, stuck in Lodi again

Rode in on the Greyhound
I'll be walkin' out if I go
I was just passin' through
Must be seven months or more
Ran out of time and money
Looks like they took my friends
Oh Lord, I'm stuck in Lodi again

A man from the magazine
Said I was on my way
Somewhere I lost connections
Ran out of songs to play
I came into town, a one night stand
Looks like my plans fell through
Oh Lord, stuck in Lodi again

If I only had a dollar
For every song I've sung
Every time I had to play
While people sat there drunk
You know, I'd catch the next train
Back to where I live
Oh Lord, stuck in a Lodi again
Oh Lord, I'm stuck in a Lodi again


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"Lodi" as written by John Cameron Fogerty

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    General Commenti live in Lodi, CA. this song was written about my town. and yes, i am stuck here too, John, wishing i could get out
    marzianoon May 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMarziano, I feel for you. I actually got stuck in Lodi in the summer of '00 when my car broke down on the way home from Tahoe. It was something like two million degrees outside, my boyfriend had gotten e-coli from the hyatt, and was sick all over...whew. I can tell you, being stuck in Lodi sure isn't fun.
    depecheon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI always wondered what Lodi really was, I kinda thought it might be a place.

    Great song, one of my CCR favorites.
    Muzzyon April 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI know Joh Fogarty's from California, so he's referring to Lodi, California. But, there's an even sadder Lodi in New Jersey.. My old girlfriend's dad owned a bar there. A real dump in a real dump of a town.
    Mfadreon April 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhen the great blues guitarman Freddie King covered this tune it was given the title "Lowdown in Lodi" probably because Freddie didn't realize Lodi was a location and sings "Stuck in lowdown again".
    He keeps the basic melody but makes an overall impressionist interpretation of the song, conveying the "musician fallen on hard times" sentiments while straying from the original CCR lyrics.
    Grampson June 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentlodi sucks
    sqrt144on June 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWHAAATTTT!!!!!!

    FUCK YOU MAN!!!

    oh...maybe u didn't mean the song but the place, which is fine then...song means a lot to me, convinced me i needed to make a change in my life and i did...that was when i was 16, four years ago (seems longer, i'm already like one of those 80 year olds croaking, "when iii was a boy...")

    i never didn't think Lodi was a place, although i never knew where it was...i'm gonna hav this big trip planned out now for next spring break: drive from Lodi, New Jersey to Lodi, California!!! do both Lodi's hav any special places to visit b/c of this song? like, is there a john fogerty coffee shop or sumthin? or a bar?
    ZinbobDanon June 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentZinbobDan

    there isn't anything in Lodi, ca. It's a complete drag. We have a movie theater and an unused skatepark. Thats it. Grapes and cows. and an arch with a golden bear.
    Calipunkmonkeyon December 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSounds like fun... any vacancies?
    LPon January 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLodi towns must be cursed. The one here in Ohio is just a non-descript small town. They do have an outlet mall if you're into that crap.
    defuncton February 27, 2005   Link

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