A Dirt Road - Lyrics

A DIRT ROAD
(Joe Slyzelia)

featured on the album Other Side of the Bridge

Like a tightrope walker trying to find some balance
Holding all things together
Keeps his plate always full of this, that, and the other thing
But when the platter did shatter – he ate the cake
Saying, “nothing really matters”

For the next five days he sang and prayed
Once and for all to see
The meaning of the aristocracy
But when it snows, God only knows the difference between
A dirt road and one paved with gold

He took a seldom-traveled path, leaving footprints in the grass
Heard a song sung by a child
Came upon a part of town that uptown wasn’t down to see
This old house is made of straw so we never fuss at all
Trying to keep the people out
We try to find a common thread, maybe one to share the bed
That’s all

For the next five days he sang and prayed
Once and for all to see
The meaning of the plutocracy
But when it snows, God only knows the difference between
A dirt road and one paved with gold

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