i am a wanderer lyrics – steve earle

i am a wanderer, feet on the ground,
heart on my sleeve and my head in the clouds.
i own the star above some distant sh*r*,
wandering ever more.

i am a refugee torn from my land,
cast off to travel this world to its end.
never to see my proud mountains again
but i still remember them.

[instrumental]

i am a labourer, sign round my neck:
“will work for dignity, trust and respect”.
stand on this corner so you don’t forget
i haven’t had mine yet.

i am a prisoner pacing my cell,
three steps and back, my corner of h*ll.
lock me away and you swallow the key,
but some day i shall be free.

and i’ll be a wanderer, feet on the ground,
heart on my sleeve and my head in the clouds.
i own the star above some distant sh*r*,
wandering ever more.

/ steve earle lyrics