Sixto Rodriguez – Street Boy

Performing with his back up band at The Corner...
Performing with his back up band at The Corner Hotel, Melbourne. April 8, 2007. From left to right:Jim Kelly, Greg Lyon and Rodriguez (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have just watched the documentary on Rodriguez on Foxtel  (Searching  for Sugar Man) which was really uplifting.  He seems like a really authentic human being, humble and really happy with his lot in life.  This is a great song and clip from the doco.  I still love his song ‘Sugar Man’ just as much today as I did in the 70s.

Street boy
You’ve been out too long
Street boy
Ain’t you got enough sense to go home
Street boy
You’re gonna end up alone
You need some love and understanding
Not that dead-end life you’re planning
Street boy

You go home but you can’t stay
Because something’s always pulling you away
Your fast hellos and quick goodbyes
You’re just a street boy
With the streetlights in your eyes
You better get yourself together
Look for something better

Street boy
You’ve been out too long
Street boy
Ain’t you got enough sense to go home
Street boy
You’re gonna end up alone
You need some love and understanding
Not that dead-end life you’re planning
Street boy

Your sister says that every week
You just come home to eat and go to sleep
And you make plans you never keep
Because your mind is always in the streets
You better get yourself together
Look for something better

Street boy
You’ve been out too long
Street boy
Ain’t you got enough sense to go home
Street boy
You’re gonna end up alone
You need some love and understanding
Not that dead-end life you’re planning
Street boy

There’s one last word then I’ll conclude
Before you pick up and put on your attitude
Bet you’ll never find or ever meet
Any street boy who’s ever beat the streets

Street boy
Street boy
Street boy
Street boy
Street boy
Street boy

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