Readjustment Blues Song Lyrics

John Denver

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Just out of the infantry this morning,
I had to pay my dues across the sea,
But no one back in boot camp ever warned me,
What the readjustment blues would do to me.
"Welcome to Havannah", said the pilot,
"We must have made a wrong turn on the way."
"Let's buy some cigars and keep it quiet,
If they don't know we're here we'll get away."
Just as I had realized he was joking,
I saw we were in Washington D.C.,
'Cause there was all the patriotic buildings.
Just like I had seen them on T.V.
It must have been a holiday,
'cause there was this parade.
People carried signs I couldn't read that they had made.

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Starwood in Aspen
  • 2 Everyday
  • 3 Casey's Last Ride
  • 4 City of New Orleans
  • 5 Friends With You
  • 6 60 Second Song for a Bank
  • 7 Blow Up Your TV (Spanish Pipe Dream)
  • 8 All of My Memories
  • 9 She Won't Let Me Fly Away
  • 10 Readjustment Blues
  • 11 The Eagle and the Hawk
  • 12 Tools


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Bill Danoff
    album: Track 10 in album Aerie
    release date: 1972-2
    popularity : 91 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Folk Rock/Country Rock/Soft Rock
    length: 4:55

    Album Information

    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin