«Get By»

Tekst: Christer Slaaen/Joakin Hansen Solberg/John Hjeldsbakken/Phil Madeira    Musikk: Christer Slaaen/Joakin Hansen Solberg/John Hjeldsbakken/Phil Madeira

I went down by the river
following my father’s ghost
covered up my crown
in the muddy ground
by a place nobody knows
I dressed up like the ragman
sleeping underneath the bridge
held my tin cup out
“help a poor man out”
but there wasn’t many folks that did

don’t know where I’m headed
nothing left to do but to carry on

get by
I’ll get by
I’ll get by like I always do

I was born to be lonesome
ain’t no reason to pretend
that the tears I weep
and the friends I keep
are gonna see me to the end
sometimes Mother Mary
visits me in her despair
she says “come home son no matter what you done”
but it’s my cross to bear

meet me down by the river
open up the frozen ground
underneath the mire
is your heart’s desire
come and lay your body down