WELL IM A COUNTRY BOY, IM OUTTA PLACE, TURNED CITY BUM

A GOOD DAY TO ME IS GETTIN' BY
I WALK A CITY MILE, WITHOUT EVER SEEIN' THE SUN
THERES NO NEED TO REACH FOR STARS, WHEN YOU CANT SEE THE SKY

WELL ITS A GOD FORSAKEN CITY, IM SO CALLED LIVIN' IN
WE'RE TRYIN' TO KEEP FROM DYIN' IN IT SEEMS
HOPE I NEVER HAVE TO LEARN TO BREATHE THIS DIRT, DEATH AND SIN
HERE AND NOW ITS JUST MY PRISON, BUT SOMEDAY IS MY DREAM

CHORUS:

SOMEDAY ILL GO BACK TO KENTUCKY

AND BREATHE THAT COOL GREEN RIVER AIR

I HOPE AND PRAY THAT ILL GET LUCKY

AND GO BACK TO GODS COUNTRY, THATS MY ONLY PRAYER


I TRY TO FIND A FRIENDLY FACE, TO HELP ME PASS SOME TIME
BUT I THINK I LEFT THEM ALL IN MY HOMETOWN
AND ID LAY DOWN IN SOME GREEN GRASS AND EASE MY CLOUDED MIND
BUT THESE CROWDED STREETS GO ON AND ON AND I CANT FIND THE GROUND

REPEAT CHORUS

THE WIND BLOWS OFF THE FREIGHT YARD, SINGS A LONESOME CHORD
Hauntin' ME LIKE A CHEAP SOUVENIER
THERES A MAN DOWN BY THE MISSION SAYS DO YOU WANNA KNOW THE LORD?
YES I WANNA KNOW HIM, BUT I DONT BELIEVE HE'S HERE

REPEAT CHORUS

THATS MY ONLY PRAYER


Lyrics submitted by whatupyo, edited by bjohns7778

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    My InterpretationA simple song that tells the sad story of a poor country boy trying to survive in the city and yearning for his Kentucky home.
    bjohns7778on May 31, 2017   Link

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