Who Sang The Pilgrim? Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra feat. Bob Geldof

Release information
Release Date: 2006-11
length: 4:12
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Lyrics
See him wasted on the sidewalk in his jacket and his jeans,
Wearin' yesterday's misfortunes like a smile--
Once he had a future full of money, love, and dreams,
Which he spent like they was goin' outta style--
And he keeps right on a'changin' for the better or the worse,
Searchin' for a shrine he's never found--
Never knowin' if believin' is a blessin' or a curse,
Or if the goin' up was worth the comin' down--

He's a poet, he's a picker--
He's a prophet, he's a pusher--
He's a pilgrim and a preacher, and a problem when he's stoned--
He's a walkin' contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction,
Takin' ev'ry wrong direction on his lonely way back home.

He has tasted good and evil in your bedrooms and your bars,
And he's traded in tomorrow for today--
Runnin' from his devils, lord, and reachin' for the stars,
And losin' all he's loved along the way--
But if this world keeps right on turnin' for the better or the worse,
And all he ever gets is older and around--
>from the rockin' of the cradle to the rollin' of the hearse,
The goin' up was worth the comin' down--

He's a poet, he's a picker--
He's a prophet, he's a pusher--
He's a pilgrim and a preacher, and a problem when he's stoned--
He's a walkin' contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction,
Takin' ev'ry wrong direction on his lonely way back home.
There's a lotta wrong directions on that lonely way back home.

Tracklist
  • 1 Darkness on the Face of the Earth
  • 2 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • 3 Moving Out to the Country
  • 4 She'll Have to Go
  • 5 For the Good Times
  • 6 Georgia
  • 7 Dreaming My Dreams With You
  • 8 You Win Again
  • 9 Misty Blue
  • 10 I Wish I Was 18 Again
  • 11 Sweet Dreams
  • 12 Games People Play
  • 13 Boogie Woogie Country Girl
  • 14 Take These Chains From My Heart
  • 15 Rocket to the Moon
  • 16 It Ain't Gonna Worry My Mind
  • 17 Friends Not Lovers
  • 18 I Can't Stop Loving You
  • 19 Dead Hosts Welcome
  • 20 Feel Like Going Home
  • 21 The Pilgrim
  • 22 Where Do I Go From Here

  • Release information
    country(area): United Kingdom
    script: Latin