On The Streets Again

from Road Songs by Alex McMurray

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it feels good to be back here, lord
you finally got me leaning forward
would you hear a song or two
about the times you put me through
and all the pieces of the sky
i want to see them by and by
open up your book for me
lord, for my name to see

i’m on the streets again
up on my feet again
a sometime citizen and the world is my own
and i got songs to share
i found them up in the air
but you can find them anywhere in the world you roam

i went to Texas as a pup

i saw your kingdom open up
i saw the wound a festering
i sort of thought I’d jump on in
and on the banks of the Ohio

i got into a deal and so

i turned tail and faded back
i started drifting another track

i’m on the streets again
up on my feet again
a sometime citizen and the world is my own
and i got songs to share
i found them up in the air
but you can find them anywhere in the world you roam

i thought i seen a miracle

i tried to make it lyrical

always want to wander out west
where the ghosts can’t find no rest
made my way from Washington
man i thought i was almost done
but i left a daughter in Saskatoon
i guess i’m heading back there soon

i’m on the streets again
up on my feet again
a sometime citizen and the world is my own
and i got songs to share
i found them up in the air
but you can find them anywhere in the world you roam

i set it down in Saskatoon

i spent while pushing brooms

but pretty soon that rambling jones
started aching in my bones

they took me down in Tukwila

i couldn’t make it another mile
a fella’s got to stop somewhere
might as well have been right there

i’m on the streets again
up on my feet again
a sometime citizen and the world is my own
and i got songs to share
i found them up in the air
but you can find them anywhere in the world you roam

credits

from Road Songs, released September 22, 2020
AM—guitars, vocals
Jimbo Mathus—drums
Justin Showah—bass, vocals
Eric Carlton—piano
Susan Cowsill—vocals
Recorded at Delta Recording Services Como, MS. Justin Showah—Engineer
Additional recording at Studio Seurat New Orleans, LA Michael Mehiel--Engineer
Mastered by Bruce Barielle
Photo by Jim Merrill
Layout by Kourtney Keller

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Alex McMurray New Orleans, Louisiana

I'm a New Orleans based singer songwriter type. I play in a bunch of bands. I make recordings sometimes. Some of them are here. Thanks for supporting my work. Drop me a line--I'd love to hear from you.

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