I wanna go somewheres else --
Somewhere else than here,
Where a different people dwells
In a different atmosphere.
I dunno just where to go
I dunno's I even care
But I wanna pack up and blow
For I'm achin' to get somewhere.
An' it ain't that my life is tough
An' it ain't no matter of pay,
It's just that I've had enough
An' I wanna be on my way;
For today an' the day before
An' tomorra are all the same
An' a life like that is a bore
A deadenin' sort of game,
Or it seems that way to me
Though others may like it fine;
Well, let 'em stay where they be,
But I want a change in mine.
So I wanna go somewhere else
For I'm hearin' a kind of call,
An' I'm gonna go somewhere else,
Anywheres else at all!
Published in: Judge - September 4, 1920
NOTE: Special thanks to John Martin at http://www.alief.com/andmore
who provided this poem free of charge.