Solid Ground

by Matt Bliton

Genre: Singer-Songwriter

Lyrics

Solid Ground

When he lost his union job
She said “you know they warned you”
When was supposed to go to treatment
He hopped a bus to California
To busk out on the crowded streets
Playing Robert Johnson tunes
He sold his guitar and joined an ashram
Trying and dying to quit the blues

Don’t look forward, don’t look back
Don’t need the future, don’t need the past
Don’t look forward, don’t look back

He fell in love with a resident nun
Who smiled and turned away from him
So he jumped the ashram wall
Bought a bottle of gin
He found a job in a used-book store
Got himself an old guitar
Still dreaming about recording
But he just went down to the local bar

Don’t look forward, don’t look back
Don’t need the future, don’t need the past
Don’t look forward, don’t look back
My brain is full – I can’t keep track
Might be best if I leave town
What once was gray has now turned black
Got to find some solid ground

Now he’s playing on the streets again
Folks put coins in his cup
Singing songs he learned as a kid
Wishing he could just grow up
He’s washing dishes in a small cafe’
Thinking about the girl from home
He thought he saw her the other day
Maybe he’s just tired of being alone

Don’t look forward, don’t look back
Don’t need the future, don’t need the past
Don’t look forward, don’t look back
My brain is full – I can’t keep track
Might be best if I leave town
What once was gray has now turned black
Got to find some solid ground

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