"Temporary Trip" as written by and Dicky/gittleman Barrett....
I saw a man break down on new year's eve
dropped to his knees and cried hysterically
screaming nonsense you would not believe
on the sidewalk right in front of me
hey can I ask mister what's the matter
calm down are you alright?
it looks like you could use a doctor
how much have you had to drink tonight

Chorus:
Remember this is just a temporary trip
If you stay down too long you can sometimes lose your grip

I helped him get back on his feet again
and brushed the slush off of his overcoat
he wiped his eyes and shaked my hand and then before he walked away he sadly cleared his throat
he said well I'm just cold and lonely
but thank you for your concern
here's wishing you a happy new year
I wished him one back in return

Chorus

And he said well I'm just cold and lonely
but thank you for your concern
here's wishing you a happy new year
I wished him one back in return

Chorus x 2


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    General Commenti think this song is about someone encountering a suicidal drunk on the street on new years eve and trying to help him out a little. it could also be interpreted as a sort of warning to not to end up like that
    oHNoon June 15, 2008   Link

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