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LODI
(John Fogerty)  Burlington Music Limited


Origin:
Album Track on "Son Of My Father"
Also available on:
Son Of My Father Vinyl LP (CBS)
The Very Best of Chicory Tip CD (Summit)
The Best of Chicory Tip CD (Repertoire)
Greatest Hits (Digital Album)
Son of my Father CD (Archive - Japan)

The song was written by John Fogerty from the band Creedence Clearwater Revival.
It was first put on album by them in 1969 on the "Green River" collection, and was the
B side of their hit "Bad Moon Rising."

The song is about a musician down on his luck trying to raise money to get out of town.
Fogerty always said that the song was not actually about Lodi (pronounced "low-die")
but he chose Lodi as the subject of the song as it sounded "cool".


LISTEN TO THE SONG HERE


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LYRICS

Just about a year ago I set out on the road
Seeking my fame and fortune I was looking for a pot of gold
Things got bad and things got worse
And I guess you know the tune
Oh Lord, stuck in Lodi again

I rode in on the greyhound I'll be walking down that goodbye road
I was just passing through here about seven months or more
Ran out of time and money, looks like they took my friend
Oh Lord, I'm stuck in Lodi again

The man from the magazine said I was on the way
Somehow I lost connections you know I ran out of songs to play
I came into town on a one night stand
And it looks like my plans fell through
Oh Lord, stuck in Lodi again

Now if I only had a dollar for every song I've sung
And every time I had to play the people sat there drunk
You know I would catch the next train and go back to where I live
Oh Lord, stuck in Lodi again
Oh Lord, stuck in Lodi again

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