Standing out on Main Street across from Mr. Blue's
My faded leather jacket, my weathered Brogan shoes
A chill north wind was blowin' but the spring was comin' on
As I wondered to myself just how long I had been gone
So I strolled across old Main Street, walked down a flight of stairs
Stepped into the hall and saw all my friends were there
The neon sign was flashing "Welcome, come on in!"
It feels so good,
I'm feelin' good again

My favorite band was playing
An Otis Redding song
When they sang the chorus everybody sang along
Dan and Margarita were swaying side by side
I heard they were divorcin' but I guess they let it slide
And I wished I had some money with which to buy a round
I wish I'd cashed my paycheck before I came to town
But I reached into my pocket,
Found three twenties and a ten
It feels so good,
I'm feelin' good again

There was Old Man Perkins a-sittin' on a stool
Watchin' Butch and Jimmy John talkin' loud and playin' pool
The boys from Silver City were standing by the fire
Singin' like they thought they were the Tabernacle choir
And I wanted you to see 'em all,
I wished that you were there
I looked across the room and saw you standin' on the stairs
And when I caught your eye I saw you break into a grin
It feels so good
Feelin' good again

I wanted you to see 'em all,
I wished that you were there
I looked across the room and saw you standin' on the stair
And when I caught your eye
I saw you break into a grin
It feels so good,
Feelin' good again


Lyrics submitted by evanreyes, edited by Artemisia24

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    General CommentI'm not going to elaborate much on this song because I am pressed for time, but look at how he talks about how everything just starts coming together. Some romantics, part of me, will say this is just how it is to feel good when everything goes your way. The other part of me thinks that this song is about him dying and going to Heaven and its everything he wanted.
    nipps613on August 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this song was about coming out of a depression. But, either way, this song always makes me happy when I listen to it, and reminds me of good times.
    CarissaIsSoWeirdon October 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this song is just a dream. The way everything plays out the way he wants. Think about it.
    densokiton September 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI once heard an explanation that it was about a man dying after a long battle with an illness. maybe cancer? The bar, his old friends and music, a pocket full of cash, and most importantly, being free of the illness, is heaven. I love this song... even though I cry every time I listen to it.
    intibion May 01, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI guess I am not much for symbolism.

    To me this is simply a man going home to his favorite tavern and how good it feels to be with his friends.

    Reminds me of a bar we used to have in Durango, Farquarts. One of the great bars of the West.

    Long gone now. But none the less: THANKS Toby.
    Durangoon November 09, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationMy thought is that he has returned from a long tour on the road and is standing outside Mr. Blues which I take to mean Arkie Blues in Bandera Texas. Arkie Blue is a famous country western singer and has owned a place on main street at least since I was there in early 80's. I don't get the depression thing or illness thing at all from Mr. Keen. I just think he is glad to be home. The song is about positive thinking and its result.
    SCAsphaltguyon June 12, 2015   Link

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