They got a cemetery and Marion Barry,
Cocaine, booze and shops for porn.
People black and white smokin' crack all night.
Silos 'n' rows of whores and corn.
Kids just don't know what they want to be.
Parents miss the days when they were free.
Worried about all the things they have to do.
Getting by on Georgia Avenue.
They got a tractor race and a trip to space
Swimming meets and pick-up games of rock.
They got Kennedy High and a night drive-by
Nike Air and a fair for prize livestock.
Moon shines on the beds of sleeping fools.
They dream of life as a game, and there's no rules.
Wake up and feel 'round for your shoes.
Waking up on Georgia Avenue.
[Pleasant Valley Sunday]
See Mrs. Gray, she's proud today
Because her roses are in bloom.
And Mr. Green, he' so serene.
He's got a TV in every room.
Don't push me 'cause I'm close to the edge.
I'm tryin' not to lose my head.
Huh huh huh huh.
It's like a jungle sometime,
It makes me wonder how I keep from going under.
I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more.
Now I work and play in the U.S.A.
Roaming around from town to town.
I see a lot of folk, both rich and broke
Missing something lost and sometimes found.
Yesterday I finally found my home
The mountains, prairies, oceans white with foam.
Every time I wander someplace new
The roadsign still reads Georgia Avenue.
from Oft Interred With Their Bones,
released January 1, 1994
Written by Devin Arkin. Performed by The Good: Tony Rogers (vocals, guitar), Devin Arkin (vocals), John Scholvin (guitar), Greg Newman (drums), Scott Hedrick (bass)
The Good is the creation of singer / songwriters Tony Rogers (tonyrogers.bandcamp.com) and Devin Arkin (who died from brain
cancer in late 2016), joined by John Scholvin (guitar), Dave Rothkopf (bass), and John Goodman (drums). The band began making waves on the Chicago music scene in the early 90's; they've released 4 critically acclaimed full length studio albums, and more....more