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NOWHERE IN A HURRY BLUES
(Steve Goodman)

Miss Beverly Jones had a Ph. D. in Physics
And she went to town to look for some work
Everyplace she applied said she was qualified
To be a secretary or a clerk
The word got out on the day she was born
But she was twenty years getting the news
And a taste of that, "I don't know where I'm going
But I'm going nowhere in a hurry," blues

My friend Fred felt lucky last Tuesday
So he took himself out to the track
He was armed with a hot tip and a hundred dollar bill
But that boy had to hitchhike back
The horse that he bet on was leading all the way
When it threw off on of its shoes
That horse had the, "I don't know where I'm going
But I'm going no where in a hurry," blues

And I don't know where I'm going
I don't know how long the journey will last
I don't know where I'm going
The future's one big mirror of the past
And I've been losing so long, it looks like winning
Kick me again and I'll come up grinning
All my time is spent standing still
Its the world that's going round so fast

And it was on a Sunday morning
About a hundred years ago
The message came without warning
Though everybody'd told him so
The last thing General Custer said
When he looked up and saw the Sioux
Was, "I don't know where I'm going
But I'm going no where in a hurry," blues

The last thing Cleopatra said
As that asp crawled up her boobs
The last thing Adolph Eichmann said
In that courtroom filled with Jews
The last thing Marie Antoinette said
As her head rolled toward her shoes
Was you can eat the, "I don't know where I'm going
But I'm going no where in a hurry," blues

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Copyright Steve Goodman
from the singing of Leslie Berman
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