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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I told the executives at Mercury, ‘Hey, you’re dealing with an artist who can do gospel in very surprising ways.’ They asked me, ‘Are you sure you don’t want to make an acoustic album?’