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THE LOW ROAD (key of D)
© Bob Wright
D G
He buried his soul in a hole in the desert
D A
And headed up north for a while
D G
He figured the cold would be a mixed blessing
D A D
So he shrugged it all off with a smile
A G D
A woman had driven him out past the town
G D
To the edge of a future unknown
D G
So he stuck out his hopes as a pickup passed by him
D A D
And slid to a stop up the road
(CHORUS)
G /D A D
And it’s always the same It starts out for real
A G/D A
And it ends with a game And his heart feels strange
G A D
So he’s back on the low road again

He’s seen the whole country now several times over
So he doesn’t hurry about
And all of the places he’s laid down his guitar
All hope that he comes back around
And the women all say that he’s welcome to stay
But they tire of him pretty soon
So he puts them in songs that he keeps in his pocket
And leaves them in vagabond rooms
(CHORUS)
And if you were to ask him if his life is empty
He’d answer with travelers eyes
And tell you he always thought staying was easy
But going keeps going for miles
And the women still fall for the man and his music
Then leave him off outside of town
And the next time they hear him
They tell all their girlfriends
They once got to keep him around

(CHORUS)

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from The Diver, released January 1, 2008

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Bob Wright/ Harbortown New York, New York

He is a multi-instrumentalist, an award winning songwriter and Bob Wright songs are often mistaken for traditional songs because their immigrant roots run deep beneath the surface of America and back to the places they came from for nurturing and inspiration. They surface in a modern world, constructed with a modern sensibility and a comforting resonance with the past. ... more

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