HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT The Lyrics



VIGILANTE MAN (W. Guthrie)

Have you seen that vigilante man Have you seen that vigilante man Have you seen that vigilante man I been hearin` His name all over this land Now who is a vigilante man Now who is a vigilante man Now who is a vigilante man I been hearin` His name all over this land Yeah Now what Is a vigilante man Now what is a vigilante man Does he carry A gun and a club in his hand Is that The vigilante man Have you seen that vigilante man Have you seen that vigilante man Did you gaze he said Come from miles and miles around And who Is the vigilante man

ONE STEP CLOSER TO HOME (D. Sharp)

Well back in `75 When the kid was on the line And he felt no pain `Cause there was none He would bend in the wind takin` Anything Like sniffin` roses And it was alright Until he fell And cut his hand He just could not Understand He ran away Blame pretence for defence Or plain innocence Said it was alright The harder it fights I`m one step closer To home The deeper it bites I`m one step closer To home And you can tie my hands Or whip my back I can`t give in `Til the sky turns black I may get lost I`m one step closer to home Oh yeah now he ran Hitch rides travelled lights Left his bags behind Said he`d lost down He said That`s OK I`ll get money and a smile From place to place And they don`t mind I`ve had the heads Of businessmen You know I just give them Right back again I got no need for device Disguise Or for their compromise Said it`s alright The thougher it gets I`m one step closer To home The more that I sweat I`m one step closer To home And you can tie my hands Or whip my back I can`t give in `Til the sky turns black I may get lost I`m one step closer To home There ain`t no need for this At all and Surely you could help me out say I know a lot of people Just like you Plenty to live for And nothing to lose So tear it all down Smash it all up Break it all down and then just stop Build it up And the harder it fights I`m one step closer To home The deeper it bites I`m one step closer To home You can tie my hands Or whip my back `Cause I can`t give in `Til the sky turns black I may get lost I`m one step closer To Home

GOING TO NEW YORK (W. Guthrie?)

Well I`m going to New York And I`m really sure I`m dragging my feet From under the door I said I`m going to New York I said I`m going to New York I said I`m going to New York Even if I have to walk Well I live down South I been out East I been out West But I ain`t going to rest `Til I get to New York `Til I get to New York Well I`m going to New York Even if I have to walk Rock it son I hear ya Now I`ve been here And I`ve been there And I`ve been a just about everywhere But I`m going to New York Yes I`m I`m going to New York Well I`m going to New York Even if I have to walk One more time son Just like that I`m going to New York I said I`m going to New York What you say I said I`m going to New York Well I`m going to New York Well I`m a going to New York Even if I have to walk I said I`m going to New York Even if I have to walk What you say I said I`m going to New York Even if I have to walk

REASON 41 (D. Sharp)

I used to wonder why that when it`s black there is no white And why that when it`s day that there is never any night I got to talking to a soldier Who tried to put things right He said if you want peace then you will Always have to fight Hey now I went searching in the desert Where it just began to rain And I met up with this drunken bum who said he`d Lost his name He said I put it In this bottle And it drifted out to sea I said there is no water here and he walked away from me Yeah Then I asked for help From a very clever man He kept looking down at them figures and he just didn`t understand I told him what the problem was He said man that`s sad I`d like to help you son but there is nothing I can add Give it one time Yeah It`s a real rock `n roll feel about it My throat was getting dry And I was feeling kind of rough But I just kept on searching `til I`d just about had enough I came across a doctor He said his cure was the best He diagnosed my troubles but I Did not get no rest again Now I was really confused By the things that had been said And all the people that I met just started spinning Around my head I gave it up for lost And it suddenly was clear The only reason you are there is You ain`t over here

THE OTHER SIDE (D. Sharp)

Got no hope Got no pride Heard no truth In all my life Ain`t no justice Ain`t no use Tired and hungry Burned up fuse Swore to God Made the stand Made a promise If I could I would lend a helping hand And you better be ready There`s another bridge to cross Better get this thing together Better nail it while it`s hot You better be ready There`s another bridge to cross And it ain`t over `Til you reach The other side Made in heaven Mercy sakes More religion Is what it takes It ain`t easy Troubled times Fear and panic In people`s lives Bums and banners Shimmers and shakes Trigger fingers Gotta get them rattlesnakes And you better be ready There`s another bridge to cross Better get this thing together Better nail it while it`s hot You better be ready There`s another bridge to cross And it ain`t over `Til you reach The other side Now the river bed is dried up The dust is coming down You had the last Fair deal And you`re still twenty miles from town And you better be ready There`s another bridge to cross Better get this thing together Better nail it while it`s hot You better be ready There`s another bridge to cross And it ain`t over `Til you reach The other side Well it ain`t over `Til you reach The other side Yeah And it ain`t over `Til you reach The other side

JULIA (D. Sharp)

Julia Julia Julia Julia You`ve never been closer You`ve never been far Anything is fair Is that the way you are Yeah This dream`s for you my friend Keepin` on all night until the end Lay down Lay down this dream`s for you Julia Julia Yeah yeah Julia Tired dreams Fast cars Champaign Is that the way you are This dream`s for you my friend Keepin` on all night until the end Lay down Lay down this dream`s for you Play it brother That`s sweet Take it all Ah take it all Don`t forget that you knew me now Do you belong Yeah This dream`s for you my friend Keepin` on all night until the end Lay down Lay down this dream`s for you Yeah this dream`s for you my friend Keepin` on all night until the end Lay down Lay down this dream`s for you

CRISS CROSS AFFAIR OF THE HEART (D. Sharp)

It was a criss Cross affair Of the heart It was fixed up And boxed off from the start The beginning Was the middle And the ending Was the start Of a criss Cross affair Of the heart Ah honey It`s time for us to move Admit it There`s nothing left to prove If we go one more time `Round the lap of all our life There`ll be no roses For me Or you Ah honey That old love song In your heart Has been lyin` To you right from the start But we`re ready To admit So take note don`t forget It`s high time To turn Another card On this criss Cross affair Of the heart It was fixed up And boxed off from the start The beginning Was the middle And the ending Was the start Of a criss Cross affair Of the heart Rock it son How `bout it folks How `bout it It was a criss Cross affair Of the heart It was fixed up And boxed off from the start The beginning Was the middle And the ending Was the start Of a criss Cross affair Of the heart Take it down boys Now Lovin` you Was a Two way affair Up and down And then This way and there Maybe We never had a prayer This ziggin` And this zaggin` This lovin` And this raggin` Was a criss Cross affair Of the heart It was fixed up And boxed off from the start Yes the beginning Was the middle And the ending Was the start Of this criss Cross affair Of the heart Keep on rollin` boys It was a criss Cross affair Of the heart It was a criss Cross affair Of the heart

STRANGER IN YOUR TOWN (T. Van Zandt)

Well I`m a stranger here And I`ve just blown into your town Well I`m a stranger here And I`ve Just blown into your town And just because I`m a stranger Everybody`s knocked me around Yeah I wonder how come Everybody helps a poor stranger so Come on guys Yeah I wonder how come Everybody helps a poor stranger so I hope they remember That they`re gonna reap what they sow Play me one Billy Play me one Come on I need it Ah yeah Ah hey there Now I`m going back home If I wear 99 pairs of shoes Well I`m going back home If I wear 99 pairs of shoes Won`t be no more stranger here and No more stranger blues Give it to me one time yeah Over here Rock it son Well it`s a strange town here The tracks are out of line Well it`s a strange town here The tracks are all out of line Well I`m gonna pack My suitcase And move on down the line Yeah I`m gonna pack My suitcase and Move on down the line

CHANGE II (D. Sharp)

It`s been a long time comin` And it`s good to be back It`s been a long time comin` And it`s good to be back Been in a head on collision With a medicine man Now I`ve been down in the alley Where the odds they were stacked I have been down in the alley And the odds they were stacked I`ve been down on my knees There was no turning back I said change change change Lord knows I need a change I said change change change Lord knows I need a change I said change change change Lord knows I need a change Well in a no man`s land Between sorrow and sweet In a no man`s land Between sorrow and sweet That`s where the devil himself Sits in the judgement seat I have been six feet under I`ve been dead on my feet I have been six feet under I`ve been dead on my feet I`ve been drowned in the rain Turned in the wind And the sleet I said change change change Lord knows I need a change I said change change change Lord knows I need a change I said change change change Lord knows I need a change

IN THE CITY (D. Sharp)

Smoke stack and a rain storm A wrong way to move on Iron chains are too long No moon the sun gone I rolled up on a lifeline Tracks up on a train line Bad eye and bad luck A rat hole and a thin line Bus ride a greyhound Wake up on a badland Warm heart and cold hands I can`t sit and I can`t stand Thank God on a bad day Bad job and a low pay No ride no way Be up again someday Way down in the city Way down in the city Way down in the city Way down in the city Bad debt and I`m gone broke Waste dump I`m done choked I get sick and I don`t joke Big rust and bad smoke Dead trees and dead meat Hot town a big heat Fast food you can`t eat Starved kids I`m dead beat Bank raid I get rich Bank raid I get rich Fuel pump and oil slick Hot house you get sick Six feet of grave stone Testify Burned up and I done wrong I just can`t get satisfied Way down in the city Way down in the city Way down in the city Way down in the city Scream Straight down to State Street Hot tub and a hair grease Dogged round a big freeze Bad trouble and police No sense a crusade Switchbacks and a switchblade This land that God made White world a moonshine Black bear and a bad time I lost sight and I`m gone blind Last chance of a lifetime Black deuce and a lovestone White rose and a moonstone Southbound and unknown Last stop`s a headstone Way down in the city Way down in the city Way down in the city Way down in the city Breakdown Breakdown Breakdown Way down in the city Way down in the city Way down in the city Way down in the city Way down in the city Way down in the city Way down in the city Way down in the city Breakdown Breakdown Way down in the city Way down in the city Way down in the city Way down in the city Way down in the city Way down in the city Way down in the city

WONDERFUL WORLD (D. Sharp)

Guys wearing gas masks are levelling their guns At school children singing whilst studying sums It`s a clear sign of violence And it`s laced with heavy support This whole situation`s been Dragged through the dirt By gargoyles and monsters and Man eating birds Who act like the jury But you never see them stand up in court Well it`s savage and ugly the riots unfurl But these are the ways of this wonderful world These are the ways Of this wonderful world Now back at the banquet a madam meets her fate Whilst almost a mile from her Country estate The helpless and homeless Are dancing A ring in the rain Whilst prompted by pressure From home and abroad Fifty-five of them ministers will try to reach accord On some ill judged remarks Concerning madam baby Lorraine Well it`s savage and ugly the riots unfurl But these are the ways of this wonderful world These are the ways Of this wonderful world Consignments of bibles and Passenger planes Japanese funerals and Gambling games Them backers And bidders Are dealing In textiles and lace They order revues that will Salvage the state Guaranteed to put off And pass up that decay While the latest concerns Are reports Of a slackening pace Well it`s savage and ugly the riots unfurl But these are the ways of this wonderful world These are the ways Of this wonderful world One more time Well it`s savage and ugly the riots unfurl But these are the ways of this wonderful world These are the ways Of this wonderful world This wonderful world

LAST SMILIN` VILLAIN FROM THE SOUTH (D. Sharp)

I`d never seen him before As he ran up the flag He had police protection He had an armoured tank There was a confrontation Shape of things to come You could hear the warning Comin` on the big drum Had a ghost white face Came from out of town Had the stare of an eagle On the praying ground Said that things must change We gotta look ahead We gotta rebuild this thing Everybody gonna lose their head Here comes the last Smiling villain From the south He`ll suck you in and then he`ll blow you out You won`t Know him then So you oughta know him now Here comes the last Smiling villain From the south He said we need a refuge We gotta dig a hole We`re checkin` on a monster That`s gonna swallow us whole We need a little respect Then we`ll move around We need a resurrection here Everybody livin` underground When he needs a reaction You`re gonna be the bait You won`t even remember In what part of the state A strange kinda religion You gotta have some more And when you get An answer back You finally better be sure Here comes the last Smiling villain From the south He`ll suck you in and then he`ll blow you out You won`t Know him then So you oughta know him now Here comes the last Smiling villain From the south He`s a man of God and he`ll Leave you blind He walks with a cross Leaves the trail off far behind Swears father heaven`s sakes If you don`t mind Lend me your hand But don`t ask me for mine Yeah Well When you`re down on your knees He can help you up When you`re dying of thirst He`s got a golden cup He`s a giver of good He`s the fairest In the land He`ll getcha what is already yours He`s got a hoodoo held in his hand You`ve seen him down the alley You`ve seen him on TV You`ve even Seen him Sellin` Candy on the corner of the street He`s everywhere you look You don`t know his name But you can hear him Comin` from miles He`s draggin` along heavy chains Here comes the last Smiling villain From the south Yeah He`ll suck you in and then he`ll blow you out You won`t Know him then So you oughta know him now Here comes the last Smiling villain From the south Oh look out here he comes Here comes the last Smiling villain From the south He`ll suck you in and then he`ll blow you out You won`t Know him then So you oughta know him now Here comes the last Smiling villain From the south

REASON 36 (D. Sharp)

Now I`ve been told how to keep my place And to build a house that suits my face And I gotta move And that is serious I was given the tools that`ll help in a trade And I can`t dig with a pick nor spade And you know as well as I do That makes no sense Yeah I try to speak out or get spoken for And when I`m done I`m gonna do it up Some more It`s a long road to Where the old Meets the new And I ain`t Gonna live This way Now I need the present And I need the future too So I ain`t Gonna live This way Now I`ve been far And I`ve been wide And I`ve seen things from many sides And I walk The way The paving stones are laid And now and then I get these blues Up and down these avenues But never So it gets Me afraid Yeah I try to speak out or get spoken for And when I`m done I`m gonna do it up Some more It`s a long road to Where the old Meets the new And I ain`t Gonna live This way Now I need the present And I need the future too So I ain`t Gonna live This way Hey hey Now I`ve had deals I `ve called my way And I guess I`ve had the nerve to say That there`s rules for others And other rules for me So when I`m down and I`m feelin` bad And I`ve given up everything I ever had I give up more And give it Gladly Yeah I try to speak out or get spoken for And when I`m done I`m gonna do it up Some more It`s a long road to Where the old Meets the new And I ain`t Gonna live This way Now I need the present And I need the future too So I ain`t Gonna live This way Hey hey

GOD SAVE SOMEBODY (D. Sharp)

People are saying money`s falling off the trees Well I don`t see nobody here with a piece Nobody got it Everybody want it Even people out there Begging on the streets from the Red Square Down to the sea Step on the sidewalk and you might see Somethin` going on Make a poor heart bleed Sounds like a new age Stampede God save somebody God save somebody All through the land everybody lend a hand God save Somebody Broke walls People digging through Skidding on the tarmac and tripping on the view Halfway useful Wholeway hopeful Soak hearts in a vision of food Welcome West to the world excess I bet you Halfway through some will settle for less Big break sleeping rough at night On a Stone floor`s like a freezed ice God save somebody God save somebody All through the land everybody lend a hand God save Somebody Save somebody Now the whole place looks like a war`s going on Flash floods and fire bombs A whole bunch of folk Who say It ain`t so They`re from a place that nobody goes Shell shock And big decay No policy`s gonna Take that away Bells ringing out right now for the day They`re even tryin` to tear down God`s highway God save somebody God save somebody All through the land everybody lend a hand God save Somebody God save Somebody Save somebody

ONE MORE RIVER STILL TO CROSS (D. Sharp)

I`ve gotta get some hope I`ve gotta get some pride Got to be some truth All of this life It`s gotta be some justice It`s gotta be some use When you`re starved and Hungry With a burned fuse I swore to God I made a stand I made a promise To lend a hand And you better come together You better nail it while it`s hot You better get ready Oh lord There is one More river Still to cross Made in heaven Mercy sakes Maybe more religion Is what it takes Bums and banners Shivers and shakes Trigger fingers Rattlesnakes Well you better come together You better nail it while it`s hot You better get ready Oh lord There is one More river Still to cross There is one More river Still to cross Now the river bed is dryin` up The dust is coming down You`ve had the last Fair deal And you`re still twenty miles from town Said you better come together Better nail it while it`s hot You better Get ready Oh lord There is one More river Still to cross Yes there is one More river Still to cross

HARD TRAVELLIN` (D. Sharp)

Out on a wire Devil`s mountain Hanging on by a rope Burnin` fever Hard travellin` Sweet shelter come home You got somebody You got somebody And you got somebody Watchin` over you Desert roses Far from water Raise a glass To your throat Come on you poor boys From the country `Tis a power To behold Three ravens risin` Two rivers ragin` Last fair deal Down the road Late is the hour and Red is the colour and Lord have mercy on your soul You got somebody And you got somebody You got somebody Watching over you So in the mornin` Wait for your darlin` You know she`s waitin` for you Upn on the boat Comes in slowly Bringing Spanish wine for you So while you`re dreamin` And hard travellin` As you labour for this land Swear on your vision Of this nation and Say a prayer Or be damned You got somebody And you got somebody You got somebody Watching over you Watching over you Watching over you Aah watching over you

DRIVIN` HARD RAIN (D. Sharp)

Drivin` hard rain Drivin` hard into this ground I`m five dollars short in this Two dollar town Train keeps on rollin` Ain`t never broke down And it gets me to wonderin` where am I bound I sometimes get lost And I sometimes get found It`s a Mighty hard road to be Travellin` down Now the waters they`re risin` so White may they be Done raised a white light In the starry-eyed East I followed some fateful footsteps So it seems Now I`m burnin` these streets with this Singin` machine No wall ever too high will get me to ground It`s a Mighty hard road to be Travellin` down A mighty hard road to be Travellin` down They fleece the poor slowly and they Pay the rich quick They`d tax my religion now If that`d stick Their whole house is fallin` for want Of a brick And it sure is a gettin` Some good people licked And you`d better watch good Now your time is a comin` around It`s a Mighty hard road to be Travellin` down A mighty hard road to be Travellin` down Now the lord only knows now this Town`s going broke Gotta raise me some income I`d Kill for a smoke There`s a new kind of sickness Down here in the streets That`s hangin` around in the Air that I breathe There should be a warning sign here In the ground It`s a Mighty hard road to be Travellin` down A mighty hard road to be Travellin` down It`s a Mighty hard road to be Travellin` down

IT AIN`T LONG FOR THE DAY (D. Sharp)

Hey Jessie Where are you tonight Heard about a thing That`s Driving you wild Looks like the big wheel Is here to stay How come It`s going down this way Heard about a horse All the king`s men Been dragging you down Heat street again Sure getting though To believe anything you say How come It`s going down this way It ain`t long for the day It ain`t long for the day It ain`t long It ain`t long It ain`t long for the day Heard about a barricade All over the town Heard about a place Up on Temple Mount You`re breaking a promise At the break of day And how come It`s going down this way Heard about a deal Between man and God Heard about what is And what is not Sure is a shame The things people say And how come That it`s going down this way It ain`t long for the day It ain`t long for the day It ain`t long It ain`t long It ain`t long for the day Heard about a way To get out of this Talk about a jewel What is yours What is his Does anybody remember Was it ever straight And how come It ever got to be this way It ain`t long for the day It ain`t long for the day It ain`t long It ain`t long It ain`t long It ain`t long for the day It ain`t long No it ain`t long It ain`t long It ain`t long for the day

DRIVE THESE BLUES AWAY (D. Sharp)

Well now the wind blows cold Way across town tonight It`s too dark to see Anything but the bright headlights Church bells ring out for the day Steel glass rain outside And it`s a hard hard time in the city Not a whole lot of joy within Not a whole lot of hope outside Well it don`t have to be this way No it don`t have to be this way Yes there`s a man who rides That Sunnyland train He`s gonna drive these blues away It don`t have to be this way Down in the alley by the old liquor store Nobody knows folks like these They`re gonna do what they can tonight To get a little sweet Sweet relief Yes it`s a hard hard time in the city So hard make a poor boy weep It`ll make a poor boy grieve Well it don`t have to be this way And it don`t Have to be this way Yes there`s a man who rides That Sunnyland train He`s gonna drive these blues away It don`t have to be this way Well get a car take a long fast drive Get the hell out on the road and ride Hey hey now the wind blows so cold Way across town tonight Way across town tonight And it don`t have to be this way And it don`t Have to be this way Yes there`s a man who rides That Sunnyland train He`s gonna drive these blues away Yes there`s a man who rides That Sunnyland train He`s gonna drive these blues away It don`t have to be this way It don`t have to be this way Way out on the road tonight Drive these blues away Drive these blues away

I DON`T WANT YOUR MILLIONS MISTER (J. Garland)

I don`t want your millions mister I don`t need your diamond ring I want the right to live mister Give me back my job again Now I don`t want your Rolls Royce mister I don`t need your diamond ring I want food for these children Give to me my old job back We worked to build this country mister While you enoyed your life of ease You stole all that we build mister Yes give me back my job to me Now think me dumb If you wish mister Call me green Or blue or red This one thing I sure know mister These hungry folks They got to be fed I don`t want Your millions mister I don`t need your diamond ring I want the right to live mister Yes give me back My job again Yes give me back My job again Lord give me back My job again