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I was just a kid of sixteen
I wasn't even grown
I was looking for a new direction
A road to call my own
And I found it in the songs of Woody Guthrie
Of the lost and dispossessed
I found it in the arms of the night-time girls
Who held me to their breast

I did not care for fortune
I did not care for fame
I threw away a lot of kindness
I only have myself to blame
For there were some who gave me shelter
And some who eased my way
But no matter what they offered
They could never make me stay

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It was all I ever wanted
All I ever knew
To ride that endless highway
And sing my songs for you

And some will make you promises
But that doesn't make it true
Nothing is for nothing
You have to pay your dues
And now my pocket's empty
And the reckoning is made
I owe nobody nothing
'Cause every bill is paid

It was all I ever wanted
All I ever knew
To ride that endless highway
And sing my songs for you

I've not made it yet to journey's end
But I know the day will come
When I look down that endless highway
And I turn and head for home
And I'll pass the dream to someone new
And help them on their way
I'll shake their hands and wish them well
And watch them walk away

It was all I ever wanted
All I ever knew
To ride that endless highway
And sing my songs for you

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