Worth the Weight

Hand me down my old ball and chain
It’s worth the weight if I never have to see you again
I’m running late but at least I’m running

I’ve been down this road a time or two
Nothing has changed but that’s nothing new
I’m wearing holes in the soles of my brand new walking shoes
Watch me while I make my getaway

If you see me by the side of the road
No time to talk no time to take
Just give me a wave or a nod
I ain’t hitching ride I am waving you on
Go on now, make your getaway

Arkansas Traveler (Mighty Sound 2004) / Captain Swing (Mighty Sound 2004)

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There was no place whatsoever for a woman in the life and the world that Jack Kerouac described. And women were not going to be invited into it. So it’s sort of like crashing the party. I know I’m here unwelcome and I’m going to rewrite this history so I can be a part of it.