Robert Earl Keen Laughing River

I’m goin’ away ’cause I gotta busted heart

I’m leavin’ today if this ol’ TravelAll will start

I recken where I’m goin’, might need me different clothes

Way up in Michigan where the Laughing River flows

Twenty years in the minor leagues, ain’t no place I didn’t go

Well I gotta few hits but I never made the show

I could hang on for a few years doin’ what I’ve done before

Wanna let the Laughing River flow right outside my door

My cousin Ray, he said he’s got a job for me

Where the houses are still cheap, said he knows this nice lady

He said she even saw me play once, said she smiles at my name

Well upon the Laughing River, might be a whole new game

So goodbye to the bus, goodbye to payin’ dues

Goodbye to the cheers and goodbye to the boos

I’m trading in this old bat for a fishing pole

Gonna let the Laughing River flow right into my soul

So I’m goin’ away ’cause I gotta busted heart

I’m leavin’ today if this ol’ TravelAll will start

I recken where I’m headed, might need me different clothes

Way up in Michigan where the Laughing River flows

Way up in Michigan where the Laughing River flows