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Reasons the World Goes Around


Slow trains old flames in far away places
City bars and beat up cars and _____ faces
Bus stops and donut shops
Dirty dying towns
Phone calls and union halls
Hard rain falling down
Any penny anybody ever lost or found
These are the reasons the world goes around

Truck stops and crooked cops
And Sunday afternoons
Starry nights and neon lights
And landing on the moon
Hard times and heinous crimes
And tabloid magazines
Civil rights, black and whites
And television screens
Falling off and climbing up
And falling right back down
These are the reasons the world goes around

It's kind of like a secret everybody knows
If anything comes easy, well that's the way it goes
Everybody all the way from here to heaven knows
These are the reasons the world goes around

Laundromats and sewer rats
And fifteen flights of stairs
Meter maids and crack house raids, rodeos and fairs
Service halls and shopping malls
Cranky morning moods
Politics and hand-me-downs and dietary foods
Feeling like you're lucky when your feet are on the ground
These are the reasons that the world goes around

It's old guitars and fat cigars
And newspapers stands
Pawn shops and cash crops
Old calous towns
School yards and credit cards
An old gospel song
Living half your life to be remembered when you're gone
Building all them bridges and burning them back down
These are the reasons the world goes around

It's kind of like a secret everybody knows
If anything comes easy, well that's the way it goes
Everybody all the way from here to heaven knows
These are the reasons the world goes around

 
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