Michael R. J. Roth

Michael R. J. Roth

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Folk - Contemporary | Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
Total Song Plays: 149   
Member Since: 2006
   Last Login: 10/11/2018
   Sounds Like: Gordon Lightfoot, Leonard Cohen

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Song Description

A reflection on the homeless in Seattle and the irony of living in a boom town.

Story Behind the Song

A reflection on the homeless in Seattle, based on observations and conversations with the homeless.

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Lyrics

Homeless Sky

I'm really not a drinkin' man
I come here for the atmosphere
A stone's throw from the Goodwill store
Where the wounded drag in from the battle
On the invisible front of the new civil war
While I'm nursing a beer in Seattle

Chorus:
And the morning fog will steal your dreams
Like a wallet from your shabby coat
Before your very eyes
Life never measures up, it seems
To that poetry you like to quote
Beneath the homeless sky
The homeless sky

Body shops on boomtown streets
It's not the town it meant to be
It always wants a little more
And who am I to begrudge them
The evergreen air is perfect and pure
But it carries the odor of judgment

(Chorus)

I'll sleep beneath a highway bridge
When the weather gets too drunk again
Every day's a poker hand
My luck ran out at the age of seven
I feel like a sailor lost out at sea
Searching for signs in the heavens

(Chorus)

© 2018 Michael R. J. Roth

Song Length
3:14
Genres
Folk - Americana, Folk - Contemporary
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Moving, Outraged

Similar Artists
Gordon Lightfoot, Leonard Cohen
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

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Label Credits Songs for Easy Heroes