"Where Have All The Good People Gone" as written by and Sam Lewis Roberts....
Oh, the Milky Way has gone a little sour
The leaves dried and the flower fell away
I've been sitting, waiting for a sign
Inhuman beings taking up all of my time

Want to leave but I've got to stay
And I'm wondering more everyday
Montreal to Hong Kong
Where have all the good people gone?
Traffic jam but I'm on the shoulder
Took ten cops to pull me over
Bangkok to Babylon
Where have all the good people gone?

I haven't met a friend in a long, long while
They don't check my head but they, they check my style
The modern world is a cold, cold world
And all I meet are cold, cold girls

Want to leave but I've got to stay
And I'm wondering more everyday
Montreal to Hong Kong
Where have all the good people gone?
Traffic jam but I'm on the shoulder
Took ten cops to pull me over
Bangkok to Babylon
Where have all the good people gone?

And it's always the same, we just turn away
We are stealing from ourselves, we are feeding off ourselves

But we were born in flame
We need a cool breeze and a summer rain
We are stealing from ourselves, we are feeding off ourselves

Oh, the Milky Way has gone a little sour
The leaves dried and the flower fell away

Want to leave but I've got to stay
And I'm wondering more everyday
Montreal to Hong Kong
Where have all the good people gone?
Traffic jam but I'm on the shoulder
Took ten cops to pull me over
Bangkok to Babylon
Where have all the good people gone?

Want to leave but I've got to stay
And I'm wondering more everyday
Montreal to Hong Kong
Where have all the good people gone?
Traffic jam but I'm on the shoulder


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"Where Have All the Good People Gone" as written by Sam Lewis Roberts

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    General CommentThis song ROCKS (but the new radio edit sucks). Guitar licks are groovin.
    More people need to post lyrics to his other songs!
    carmson April 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentSam Roberts is an awesome artist and a fellow Canadian. :) I love this style of music. This song is pretty thought provoking, it makes you wonder what the world is coming to.
    PennyLane18on June 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commentsaw sam in concert this summer-- one of the best concerts i've seen-- his cd does not compare to him live. amazing band-- amazing cd but even better in concert.
    mle_loveon October 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt asks you what the hell is wrong with this world that...

    PECOAEon March 12, 2006   Link
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    My OpinionOkay, first of all, Sam Roberts is my hero and one day I will track him down and make him my bride, if you will.
    To me this song is about not relating to society these days, and wondering what the world has come to when you feel so alone in a world full of people. I relate completely, sometimes ten years older than my friends, sometimes I feel like a complete alien.

    xXButtonsXxon January 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think a more obvious meaning to this song would be wondering what society has come to, not necessarily feeling why you don't belong. Maybe Sam Roberts is wondering why the world isn't like him, not why he's not like the world, if that makes any sense whatsoever.
    LoverInJapanon May 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWell his new album Vancouver is named after his hometown. And the other day on the radio they were saying how this album and all his songs are written about his hometown and most songs are written about him growing up. and his feelings and emotions growing up. his childhood and teen years.
    MsMeon December 15, 2009   Link

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