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Lyrics by the Reverend Andrew Ward.

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I’m on the right side of the coin
but the wrong side of the track;
don’t know where I’m goin’
but I’m never coming back.

There’s a million hungry people
standing out there on the street.
They’re calling out for help,
Lord they want something to eat.
But they shouldn’t stand there too long
not twenty minutes more,
or the blue boys come and get ‘em
and ship ‘em off to war, boys, ship ‘em off to war.

It’s a bloody nasty business
governing a country that’s so big;
and it’s hard to feed the skinny sheep
when you got a hungry pig.

Ain’t tryin’ to point no finger,
I don’t know who to blame,
and if I were in their fancy shoes,
I’d probably do the same.
Don’t got no diplomas, I’m no educated man
but I try to do my best Lord,
try to do the best I can, Lord, do the best I can.

And the world is so confusing,
my brain goes round and round.
I don’t know where I’m standing,
each day when the sun goes down.

I’m on the right side of the coin
but the wrong side of the track;
don’t know where I’m going
but I’m never coming back.
But I shouldn’t stand here too long,
not twenty minutes more
or the blue boys come and get me,
and ship me off to war, boys, ship me off to war.

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from Sad Stories & Cautionary Tales, released November 3, 2011
GG: vocals, rhythm guitar
Octavian Drulea: fiddle, kasaba, washboard
Sam Israel: electric bass

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Gabriel Goldstein New Orleans, Louisiana

Gabriel grew up in the foothills of the blue ridge mountains, and later moved west where he played with SF indie favorite Sweet Crude Bill & the Lighthouse Nautical Society. His music reflects the concerns of modern living while striving for a simpler, less fragmented existence, a contemporary country folk blues. He currently lives in New Orleans, eking out a menial living to support his art. ... more

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