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STAR SPANGLED BUS

J.D. Souther

Well, if my captain tells me
That I'm makin' too much noise
It's his trip, and I guess I could be walkin'
But I know there's folks on board
Who paid their dues in dollars
They'll be damned if they ain't gonna be talkin'

Ridin' on the Star Spangled Bus
Gonna whip on down to Canaan
And weepin' watch the beggars drink their fill
You see the dirty ones are dyin'
Just to shake the hand of Jesus
And them that shook before are shakin' still

Hey buddy, won'tcha take a seat
And rest your mind a minute
You're jumpin' from one side to the other
Don'tcha see the weighted front
Shiftin' to the inside
C'mon back and help us, why don'tcha brother . . .

Singin' on the Star Spangled Bus
Gonna whip on down to Canaan
And weepin' watch the beggars drink their fill
You know the dirty ones'll be dyin'
To get their feet in the River Jordan
Glory halleluia
Oh yes they will . . .

Well, don't it strike you kinda dumb
To find me sittin' shotgun
Ridin' on the window of the Nation
But don'tcha see that I could walk
And still get there before ya
See me shaking hands, congratulations . . .


All the winners on the Star Spangled Bus
Rollin' on into Canaan
And weepin' watch the beggars drink their fill
You know the dirty ones'll be drownin'
Sinkin' down in the River Jordan
Well glory halleluia
Glory halleluia
Oh, yes they will . . .