John Gorka

Oh Abraham

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I see a penny and I pick it up
If not the money
I could use the luck
And if it's face down
I turn it over
Head for Wood Avenue
Between Inman and New Dover
Back in my home town

Gas is cheaper where I'm from
But the driving's not so good
People go and stay where they should not
And they don't do it like I would

Work is not the same as before
More soft wear hands in the hardware store

Oh Abraham look at all the money now
Oh Abraham good night
It's your party but
I'll cry if I want to
I wouldn't care how much they have
If they would only do what's right

I was born by a Kerouac stream
Under Eisenhower skies
They saw freedom as a big idea
Now it was right before my eyes

They said Jack helped to build the Pentagon
And Ike built this interstate that we are off and on

Oh Abraham was it all about the money then
Oh Abraham good night
It's your party but
I'll cry if I want to
All moneyed up and charmed with might
So we are right, we're always right

We're right, they're wrong
Let them get their own song (2X)
I see a penny and I pick it up
99 more and I have a buck
Abe you were born in old Kentuck'
But we still miss you here


Writer/s: John Gorka