48 States Lyrics

Smalltown Poets


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Aliaune Thiam, Jerry Tineo, Lester Fernandez
album: Track 5 in album Listen Closely
release date: 1998-12-22
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Pop Rock
length: 3:49

Cover Art

Smalltown Poets Listen Closely cover art
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Beheld the blind tour guide and a pig wearing pearls
I've seen grace under foot people fall in the street
Or use it to wipe their feet

Never the righteous man forsaken
Never the righteous man

Been to 48 states I remember a few
Having higher skylines and a wide angle view
I've seen green lands and the natives stay in one place
Peace falling on their face

Where could I be
And stay happy
I hear Hawaii is greener
I hear Alaska is cleaner
Whether here or there the righteous have joy to spare

Been to 48 states and few different worlds
I've seen dithered men leave boys, women and girls
Found the church roll full and they're current with dues
To pay for the empty pews

Never the righteous man forsaken
Never the righteous man.




Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Call Me Christian
  • 2 Anything Genuine
  • 3 There Is Only You
  • 4 Gloria
  • 5 48 States
  • 6 Long, Long Way
  • 7 The Gospel Is Peace
  • 8 Hold It Up to the Light
  • 9 New Man
  • 10 Quasar
  • 11 Garland of Grace
  • 12 One of These Days