Detroit or Buffalo

from by String of Ponies

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This song was written by Barbara Keith and recorded in 1972. Singer/ songwriter Melanie also recorded it back in the day. A friend of ours stumbled across it and suggested Alison cover it. It's a beautiful song, and seemed to suit her. This is the first cover Alison or The String Of Ponies have recorded. Thanks Barbara Keith for a great one.

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People expect you to fall
Hit that same old wall
Really they don't want to help you at all
They talk behind your back today
Shake their heads and say
"Well, I always knew that the girl
would come to no good anyway"

Better pack your things and go
Detroit or Buffalo
Anybody want to know where,
you don't know, you don't know
God knows, everybody gotta go sometime
So I'm taking this train to end of the line
Missing every mile that friend of mine

Haven't been too well myself
A lot of time up on the shelf
Saying I don't need help
when I do, yes I do
That's okay I'll be just fine
A lot of friends, a little wine
Still I wish I could see you again sometime

Better pack your things and go
Detroit or Buffalo
Anybody want to know where,
I don't know, I don't know
God knows, everybody gotta go sometime
So I'm taking this train to end of the line
Missing every mile that friend of mine
Missing every mile that friend of mine

It's hard to open up the door
Like you've done so many times before
Sometimes you feel like you just can't
do it anymore
so take a chance and take a train
Out into the pouring rain
when all you've got is your suitcase
full of pain

Better pack your things and go
Detroit or Buffalo
Anybody want to know where,
I don't know, I don't know
God knows, everybody gotta go sometime
So I'm taking this train to end of the line
Missing every mile that friend of mine
Missing every mile that friend of mine

credits

from Hurricane Millie, released October 3, 2011
written by: Barbara Keith

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String of Ponies Detroit, Michigan

Alison Lewis has been rocking Detroit, the USA, Europe, a Jam Cruise, stereos, jukeboxes and headsets for over a decade. String of Ponies is the talisman.

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