Just a Little

from by Roger Hoover

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A man wakes up in the morning, gets into his car.
You don’t know how lonesome he feels, he feels like a fading star.
He goes to work everyday from dusk til dawn.
He wants to feel he’s a part of something much bigger and that something has gone.
Man wants to get paid, just a little.
A man needs a maid, just a little.
A man wants to change things back just a little from the way they are.
A man wants to feel alive, just a little.
A man wants to take a drive, just a little.
Sometimes a man is just a little boy at heart.

A man comes home alone from the corner bar,
Throws his clothes where he wants to and puts the change in the jar.
He’s saving up for something, for somewhere to go,
somewhere quiet, without rain or snow.
A man needs to lay low, just a little.
He wants to get high, just a little.
A man wants to be nowhere right of the middle of life’s short line.
A man wants to wish, just a little.
A man wants to fish, just a lot.
Sometimes a man is just a little boy at heart.

He wants to go back to a time to hear the voice of his mother,
when he had all his brothers, and they all had a little more time.
He wants to go back to the times when she didn’t have to leave,
when they could stay in bed all day and dream about
being a little more young at heart.

A man wakes up in the morning with an aching head.
He drank too much and feels a little dead.
So he calls into work, says he ain’t coming in
today or tomorrow or ever again.
A man needs to be wild, just a little.
He needs a loving smile, just a little.
A man wants to love, just a little, all the time.
Wants to win a woman’s love, just a little.
Chase lightning bugs around, just a little.
Sometimes a man, is just a little boy at heart.

credits

from Pastures, released September 30, 2016
Roger Hoover - vocal, acoustic guitar, pedal steel
Ray Flanagan - electric guitar
Kevin Martinez - upright bass
Ysabel Hoover - harmonies

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Over the past 15 years, songwriter/guitarist Roger Hoover has been preaching the gospel of traditional American music to a growing group of devoted fans by keeping one foot in what Greil Marcus describes as the “old, weird America” and another foot firmly planted in the now.. ... more

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