By now if you have been reading my blog you won’t be surprised with this post.

My friend Ruth and I used to sing this song from Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti “Day after Today”.  I am featuring this song because I just remembered Ruth and these lines

“I ain’t never been to New York City
I ain’t seen the San Francisco Bay
I ain’t never tried my hand in Vegas”

We’ve always dreamed of going in the US together and right now I got the chance to go here but still those lines are still true.  No NYC, Vegas but tonight I will be meeting up my good friends from high school, Thea, Pianne and Elmer.  I have not seen them for quite some time and we will be going to San Francisco where Pianne lives.  I just don’t know if i’ll see the San Francisco Bay.

Anyway, I just do hope next time I get to visit US, (God only knows when this will be) I’ll have the chance to see other sites.  So here are the song lyrics and the YouTube link of the song. 

Day After Today

Said I want to live the city life
This small town could eat me alive
I gotta pack my things and go where the railroad takes me
Mama’s too poor to send me away
But I’ve been saving up on most everyday
Little bit out of each check from the Gas & Deli

And the whistle keeps on blowing
And the train keeps on rolling

And he said
I ain’t never been to New York City
I ain’t seen the San Francisco Bay
I ain’t never tried my hand in Vegas
But you bet your bottom dollar
That’s where I’m going the day after today

So he locked the door and he killed the lights
Took a six pack to get him through the night
Didn’t have a plan just a good sense of direction
And Maybelline, his beauty queen
She cried all night cause the sheet were clean
But he left her a lovers’ note there apologizing

He said I hear the whistle blowing
Gotta catch it the train is rolling

And he said
I ain’t never been to New York City
I ain’t seen the San Francisco Bay
I ain’t never tried my hand in Vegas
But you bet your bottom dollar
That’s where I’m going the day after today

The air is thick on the concrete isle
Ain’t nothing green for like twenty miles
And he ain’t use to the sun and moon a hiding
So he took his foot from out his mouth
And he packed his things and went back down south
But Maybelline said “Babe my time’s arising.”

Said I hear the whistle blowing
Gotta catch it the train is rolling

And she said
I ain’t never been to New York City
I ain’t seen the San Francisco Bay
I ain’t never tried my hand in Vegas
I never seen the L.A lights shine bright
Bright, brighter than your smile was ever
Brighter than my desire was ever
Longer burning than our love was ever….

And she said
I ain’t never been to New York City
I ain’t seen the San Francisco Bay
I ain’t never tried my hand in Vegas
But you bet your bottom dollar
That’s where I’m going the day after today

 

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