Michael R. J. Roth

Michael R. J. Roth

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Folk - Contemporary | Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
Total Song Plays: 226   
Member Since: 2006
   Last Login: 4/27/2019
   Sounds Like: Gordon Lightfoot, Leonard Cohen

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Song Description

The story of a man who does not have the temperament to stay in one place

Story Behind the Song

The story of a man who does not have the temperament to stay in one place

Lyrics

Movin' On
© 2018 Michael R. J. Roth

V1
I was just about to like this town
It fits me like a worn-out shoe
I keep stitching jobs together
Like patches on my Levi blues
Hoping they hold off the weather
Before another rent comes due

V2
I hear the hiss of a roadside flare
On the highway running out of town
My life is still up in the air
I'm juggling like a circus clown
Hoping I can keep it there
Before it all comes falling down

Chorus:
So I'm movin' on, movin' on,
Wrote my name on a napkin in a bar
Now another part of me is gone
I'm movin' on, movin' on,
If I added up what I done wrong
I don't know what it would weigh
But I think if I keep movin'
I might find a place to stay

V3
I gotta get me a regular job
Where the days go by like railroad cars
Something I can count upon
Like weekend fights in corner bars
The steady beat of a blacksmith's hammer
Or cellars full of mason jars

V4
I can drive a nail with a single stroke
I can ride a rail without a care
Fry an egg with a perfect yolk
Make an engine sound like prayer
But I can't keep from keepin' broke
Or breakin' every oath I swear

(Chorus)

Song Length
4:13
Genres
Folk - Americana, Folk - Contemporary
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Moving, Tranquil

Subject Matter
Change, Trains

Similar Artists
John Prine, Townes Van Zandt
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Michael R. J. Roth
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Performance Credits Michael R. J. Roth
Label Credits Songs for Easy Heroes