i’m up in the world,
but i’d give the world to be where i used to be,
a heavenly nest,
where i rest the best,
means more than the world to me.
it’s only a shanty
in old shanty town
the roof is so slanty it touches the ground.
but my tumbled down shack by an old railroad track,
like a millionaires mansion is calling me back.
i’d give up a palace if i were a king.
it’s more than a palace, it’s my everything.
there’s a queen waiting there with a silvery crown
in a shanty in old shanty town.