Beggars can't be choosers
But I choose to be a beggar
So I'm always on the move
my heart is always on the mend

Hailstorms, rain, and snow, I go
No hurricane can stop me, no
It's up and over and back down home again

We played Memphis last night,
It was fine
Next stop on the tour
is bound to hold my peace of mind

Oh, It always puts
A smile on my face and it's the
first time I've been back here since
the last time that I came
And I think you're really pretty
and that's all I'm gonna say
Did you miss me?
Did you miss me, Mississippi?
Would you kiss me if I stayed?

That house was built before
the first world war
and I can see her now
standing on the porch
that baby boy's daddy's
going to fight and
She hopes and prays
that he'll come home
and they'll be happy and lord,
Lord, I pray that she's right

Wind's blowin' thru the trees
Oh, it feels like heaven's breathin' down on me

Oh, It always puts
A smile on my face and it's the
first time I've been back here since
the last time that I came
And I think you're really pretty
and that's all I'm wanna say
Did you miss me?
Did you miss me, Mississippi?
Would you kiss me if I stayed?
Oh, no, yeah

I have to leave you in the morning
That old 55 to 12
But I'll be back again
before the leaves turn orange
So, I'll say goodbye for now

Oh, It always puts
A smile on my face and it's the
first time I've been back here since
the last time that I came
And I think you're really pretty
and that's all I'm gonna say
Did you miss me?

Oh, It always puts
A smile on my face and it's the
first time I've been back here since
the last time that I came
And I think you're really pretty
and that's all I'm wanna say
Did you miss me?
Did you miss me, Mississippi?
Would you kiss me if I stayed?

Oh, oh, oh,
Oh, my god
da, da, da, da, da, da

oh, no, no
Ohhhhhhhh...
No, no, no
Na, na, na, na
da, da, da, da, da, da


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    General Comment"Beggars can't be choosers
    But I choose to be a beggar
    So I'm always on the move
    my heart is always on the mend"

    Benjy decided to be a musician, and this require that he travels all over. Unfortunately he is leaving the places and people that he loves, and his heart is constantly healing from this.

    "Hailstorms, rain, and snow, I go
    No hurricane can stop me, no
    It's up and over and back down home again"

    Nothing stops him from traveling anywhere and everywhere and eventually back home

    "We played Memphis last night,
    It was fine
    Next stop on the tour
    is bound to hold my peace of mind"

    Playing in memphis was just ok, but maybe his next stop will be better. Mississippi is just a short drive from memphis

    "Oh, It always puts
    A smile on my face and it's the
    first time I've been back here since
    the last time that I came
    And I think you're really pretty
    and that's all I'm gonna say
    Did you miss me?
    Did you miss me, Mississippi?
    Would you kiss me if I stayed?"

    Benjy is personifying the state of Mississippi as if it were a beautiful girl.

    "That house was built before
    the first world war
    and I can see her now
    standing on the porch
    that baby boy's daddy's
    going to fight and
    She hopes and prays
    that he'll come home
    and they'll be happy and lord,
    Lord, I pray that she's right"

    Maybe a scene that Benjy sees play out the last time he was in Mississippi. A husband going off to war, and the wife on the front porch praying.

    "Wind's blowin' thru the trees
    Oh, it feels like heaven's breathin' down on me"

    I like this line, and it's pretty self explanatory

    "I have to leave you in the morning
    That old 55 to 12
    But I'll be back again
    before the leaves turn orange
    So, I'll say goodbye for now"

    Benjy is leaving Mississippi and driving south down Interstate 55 to Interstate 12 that would take him back home to Louisiana
    SkippyjonJoneson May 24, 2011   Link

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