Movin' On

Story Behind The Song

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

Song Description

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

Song Length 4:13 Genre Folk - Americana, Folk - Contemporary
Lead Vocal Male Vocal Mood Moving, Tranquil
Subject Change, Trains Similar Artists John Prine, Townes Van Zandt
Language English Era 2000 and later


Movin' On
© 2018 Michael R. J. Roth

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

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

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

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

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


Lyrics Michael R. J. Roth Music Michael R. J. Roth
Producer Michael R. J. Roth Publisher Michael R. J. Roth
Performance Michael R. J. Roth Label Songs for Easy Heroes
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