Where have all the average people gone

January 24, 2023

Where have all the average people gone
by Roger Miller

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lyrics:

The people in this city call me country
Because of how I walk and talk and smile
Well, I don’t mind them laughing in the city
But the country folks all say I’m citified

The fighting men they say that I’m a coward
Because I never push no one around
Gentle people call me trouble maker
‘Cause I’ll always fight and stand my ground

Funny I don’t fit
Where have all the average people gone?

Some pious people point and call me sinner
Because to them I’ve never seen the lights
Other folks think of me as a preacher
I’m just doing what I think is right

The wealthy people think that I am a hobo
Lean and hungry, writing mournful songs
And the poor, poor people think I am a rich man
But really, I’m just trying to get along

It’s funny I don’t fit
Tell me where have all the average people gone?

And the government has given me a number
To simplify my birth and life and death
And still my woman thinks I’m awful important
Like the moon and the sun and the sea and the sky and breath

Yes, it’s funny I don’t fit
Where have all the average people gone?
Funny I don’t fit
Where have all the average people gone?

written by: Dennis Linde
recorded by: Roger Miller
released January 1, 1969

Roger Miller (1936-1882)

Roger Miller was a songwriter, a guitarist and fiddler, a drummer, a T.V. star, a Broadway composer, and perhaps one of the wittiest personalities in Country music.
During the Great Depression, his mother had to give her three sons to her brothers to take care of and raise. (This was a “normal” occurrence at the time.) Roger ended up at Armelia and Elmer Miller’s farm on the outskirts of Erick, Oklahoma. He would later joke that the town was so dull you could watch the colors run, and that the town drunk had to take turns. He spent most of his days picking cotton.

to read more, click here: Roger Miller
source: rogermillerbiography.com

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