DAVE ALVIN lyrics - Waiting For The Hard Times To Go

DAVE ALVIN
"Waiting For The Hard Times To Go"

My name it don't matter, you don't know me no how
But I wish you would listen to what I'm saying now
I need someone to talk to, but I want you to know
I ain't puttin' you down, but I don't like this town
Just waitin' for the hard times to go

I came here from Fresno and that is my home
If I ever get back there, I won't feel so alone
I came looking for work here just a few weeks ago
Now my spirit is beat from walking these streets
Just waitin' for the hard times to go

My home seems as far now as the Earth is from Mars
Everywhere that I look here, I see buildings and cars
I want to hear the birds singin', I want to feel the breeze blow
But I know that can't be, I just can't be free
Just waitin' for the hard times to go

Sometimes I wonder by the workings of life
Can a man make a living for his kids and his wife
Without leaving his hometown for a strange place to go
Where he can't save a cent and his whole life is spent
Just waitin' for the hard times to go
Just waitin' for the hard times to go