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I kicked in his door at 5 AM
"I've (F) come for my bike" I told the repo man
My (C) 920's gonna take me far (Em7) today
You can (F) travel for miles and never leave L.A.

I've come a long way
I've gone 500 miles today
I've come along way
And never even left L.A.

I drive by the Plaza where the gay boys pose
Stand in their windows wearing no clothes
I heard the screams of the dying dark
Through the sweet green icing of MacArthur Park
And then I crossed the river into East L.A.
Pescado mojado me encontre
I've given up on rock 'n roll
And I'm saving up for norteno
The river she runs by the railroad track
I swear I'll never take it back
A train, she cries on the midnight hour
All along the Watts Tower

I gunned it down to San Pedro Bay
Watched my ship sail in, watched it sail away
The sun was sinking into the sea
But a ball of fire inside of me
Was burning my motor and driving me hard
Past the big hair on the Boulevard
And up Mulholland where I made the scene
Like the one that took little Jimmy Dean
And then I shimmied up Wilshire like a little silk worm
Past the rodeo and the pachyderm
And then I stopped for coffee at an art cafe
I saw the repo man and made my getaway
Doing the Eagle Rock
Heading for the hills
Try and let my engines cool
And it's not my fault that this town shakes
I saw the falling rocks and I hit my brakes

Now you tow it to the repo man's front door
And you give him these keys, I don't need them no more

Arkansas Traveler (Mercury 1992) / Arkansas Traveler (Mighty Sound 2004)