Songs about nomadic life, homelessness, etc.

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"(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay"
By Otis Redding

Sittin' in the morning sun
I'll be sittin' when the evening comes
Watching the ships roll in
Then I watch them roll away again, yeah


I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watchin' the tide roll away, ooh
I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time


I left my home in Georgia
Headed for the Frisco Bay
Cuz I've had nothing to live for
And look like nothing's gonna come my way


So, I'm just gon' sit on the dock of the bay
Watchin' the tide roll away, ooh
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time


Looks like nothing's gonna change
Everything still remains the same
I can't do what ten people tell me to do
So I guess I'll remain the same, listen


Sittin' here resting my bones
And this loneliness won't leave me alone, listen
Two thousand miles I roam
Just to make this dock my home, now


I'm just gon' sit at the dock of a bay
Watchin' the tide roll away, ooh
Sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time


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Sadly, this is the first-ever posthumous #1 single. He died in a plane crash at the age of 26 only two days after he finished recording the album this was on.
 

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slow2day: Me & You & a dog named Boo


I sang this (2 myself) every day I was overseas. I still sing it & the now puppers sing along
 

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Guy Clark, LA Freeway
"Down the road in a cloud of smoke to some land I ain't bought ..."
 

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He is a great guitarist, but how did you connect that song with nomads or homelessness? The name of the motorcycle? Couldn't find the connection in the lyrics.
 
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