birmingham blues lyrics – electric light orchestra

working on the road across this great big world
i’ve been rolling like a stone, i never get back home
yes, i’ve been long-gone
and boy, i’ve got the birmingham blues

i been across the ocean to the south sea isles
yeah, i traveled to the east and west for miles and miles and miles
and i’ve been long-gone
boy, i’ve got the birmingham blues

across the world i’ve seen
people and places
could be the same
but with a different name

i wouldn’t change the things i do for anything
but i’d just like to hear the message of the streets again
give me a ticket
’cause boy, i’ve got the birmingham blues

it may be kind of homely but it sure is sweet
industrial revolution put it on its feet
but it’s a long, long way
boy, i’ve got the birmingham blues

across the world i’ve seen
people and places
could be the same
but with a different name

i’ll go and stay awhile and all the folks i meet
they’ll say, “you won’t stay long, you got them traveling feet
you’ll soon be long-gone
’cause boy, you got the rest of the world blues!”

across the world i’ve seen
people and places
don’t you know it could be the same
but with a different name

across the world i’ve seen
people and places
could be the same
but with a different name

/ electric light orchestra lyrics