Been to 48 states and a few different worlds
Beheld the blind tour guide and a pig wearing pearls
I've seen grace under foot people fall in the street
Or use it to wipe their feet

Never the righteous man forsaken
Never the righteous man

Been to 48 states I remember a few
Having higher skylines and a wide angle view
I've seen green lands and the natives stay in one place
Peace falling on their face

Where could I be
And stay happy
I hear Hawaii is greener
I hear Alaska is cleaner
Whether here or there the righteous have joy to spare

Been to 48 states and few different worlds
I've seen dithered men leave boys, women and girls
Found the church roll full and they're current with dues
To pay for the empty pews

Never the righteous man forsaken
Never the righteous man.

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    General Commentaw comeone people!! first to post? you dont know a good song when you see one! : ) this has a great message. its like ecclesiasties when solomon was searching for fufillment in everything. alcohol, women, (and he had PLENTY) fun. but in the end he discovered that there was "nothing new under the sun" apart from God and that was his point.
    smalltown poets are saying dude this guys been to every single state in the US and hes still not satisfied. hes sure that what hes looking for will be in the 2 states he hasnt been to.

    finally, he recognizes that the rightesous truly have it ya know? it seems to him that no matter where they are they are happy. rather, joyful.
    headbangforjesuson November 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with headbangforjesus. That's a good point.

    But think that there might also be a second meaning to this song. When the guy is traveling (to "48 states and a few different worlds"), he finds that God never leaves His children ("Never the righteous man forsaken").
    Tyreeon June 29, 2008   Link

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