"Pilgrim" as written by and Merle Travis....
A little blood and vomit on the car seat
And a tooth is sitting in my lap
Brother if you're hungry but wounded
Then it's time to stop and check the map

Pilgrim
Where's your head at?
Are you paying the birds to sing?
Well it won't work
On the true path
Where the wretched are growing wings

If the ancient wisdom came in bottles
I would tell my terror where to go
But I don't know who would do the dishes
'cause I'd be lying wasted in the road

Pilgrim
Where's your head at?
Are you paying the birds to sing?
Meet me
On the true path
I'll be dizzy from growing wings

My tears
My tears
My kicking up the love dirt
I fear
It's the only way

Pilgrim
Whatcha lookin' at me for?
My disaster has come and gone
It left me
By the roadside
With my shadow
And one more song...


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    General CommentThe lyrics are a little off... they should be:

    A little blood and vomit on the car seat
    And a tooth is sitting in my lap
    Brother if you're hungry but wounded
    Then it's time to stop and check the map

    Pilgrim
    Where's your head at?
    Are you paying the birds to sing?
    Well it won't work
    On the true path
    Where the wretched are growing wings

    If the ancient wisdom came in bottles
    I would tell my terror where to go
    But I don't know who would do the dishes
    'cause I'd be lying wasted in the road

    Pilgrim
    Where's your head at?
    Are you paying the birds to sing?
    Meet me
    On the true path
    I'll be dizzy from growing wings

    My tears
    My tears
    My kicking up the love dirt
    I fear
    It's the only way

    Pilgrim
    Whatcha lookin' at me for?
    My disaster has come and gone
    It left me
    By the roadside
    With my shadow
    And one more song...
    Luthien Rogueon April 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIsn't it "brother, if you're hungry but not wounded"?
    CrystallineRoseon July 13, 2010   Link

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