New Third Coast

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Folk - Contemporary | Glen Arbor, Michigan, United States
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Back On My Feet
John Kumjian (ASCAP ©2006)

Got a call about a week ago from an old friend of mine
Just checkin? in, seein? what?s new. Guess I?m doin? fine
Been ten years or longer, been a long, long time. Well I?m?.

Back on My feet again
No lookin? back at where we?ve been
Back on my feet again?

Did a little time, for dealin? dime, rehab after that
Got so drunk I nearly died when I burned down my old flat
Lost my wife; lost my job; nearly lost my hat. Well I?m?.


Well I?m callin just to let you know, I?m moving to your town
Hope to come a-callin? soon and I hope you?ll be around
Should be there in a day or two, your address I have found. Glad I?m?.


Well he said good-by and I said, ?Good luck, Joe? and we wished each other well,
I was lookin? forward to my friend and the stories we would tell


Well I got another call about an hour ago, from another dear friend of mine
Did you hear about old Joe, he just died from a life of crime?
Robbed a liquor store just the other day, for a measly bottle of wine
Now he?s buried six feet my friend, never lookin? back again
Buried six feet my friend

Well there?s a lesson to be learned from this, and it isn?t very hard to take
You can?t be lookin? at the past, lookin? at every mistake
Take a forward glance, a forward stance, live a decent life for heaven?s sake
So we can stay on our feet my friends, no lookin back at where we?ve been
Stay on our feet my friends.

Song Length
Folk - Contemporary, Country - Contemporary
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal

Subject Matter
Friend, Judgement

2000 and later

Lyric Credits John Kumjian
Music Credits John Kumjian
Producer Credits New Third Coast
Publisher Credits John Kumjian
Performance Credits New Third Coast