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Album: Chronicle
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Released: 1969
Length: 3:04
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(Cover2|Tesla|Lodi)
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Just about a year ago
I set out on the road
Seekin' my fame and fortune
Lookin' for a pot of gold
Things got bad, and things got worse
I guess you will know the tune
Oh, Lord, stuck in Lodi again

Rode in on the Greyhound
I'll be walkin' out if I go
I was just passin' through
Must be seven months or more
Ran out of time and money
Looks like they took my friends
Oh, Lord, I'm stuck in Lodi again

The man from the magazine
Said I was on my way
Somewhere I lost connections
Ran out of songs to play
I came into town, a one-night stand
Looks like my plans fell through
Oh, Lord, stuck in Lodi again

If I only had a dollar
For ev'ry song I've sung
Ev'ry time I've had to play
While people sat there drunk
You know, I'd catch the next train
Back to where I live
Oh, Lord, stuck in Lodi again
Oh, Lord, I'm stuck in Lodi again
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Classic tune, great storytelling from one of the greatest American musical acts of its era. Or, for that matter, any era. 
Caught this on PSD.
Hasn't been played since May 2012?
This song is too good to be out of circulation!
 Blastcat900 wrote:
When I was a kid, ever so long ago, CCR on the radio always made me happy, and I have to ask again... just WHO is making this kind of music now?
Brother, let me share a truth with you: There are people, right now, making all kinds of music.  The question you should be asking is:  WHO is PUBLISHING and PROMOTING this kind of music?

Further interesting questions are why isn't this kind of music being promoted and published, and what are the forces at play that have caused mainstream music to become what it is?   Going further down that line might lead you to ask what you can do about it, and indeed to www.questioncopyright.org

Cheers.
When I was a kid, ever so long ago, CCR on the radio always made me happy, and I have to ask again... just WHO is making this kind of music now?
 jberko wrote:
I ride a Harley on the back roads of Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and this song makes me feel the wind on my face.  
 
+1 Now that's living!
I always hear a lot of Jim Croce in this bands songs.
 
I ride a Harley on the back roads of Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and this song makes me feel the wind on my face.  
 CWKeeney wrote:
Why don't bands sound like this anymore?  Something so authentic about their sound.  God, what great tune.

 
I think there are quite a few bands who sound like this.

I used to live in Lodi and I can attest that when you are a young man looking for something exciting to do on a Friday night, it is very easy to feel stuck in Lodi. I think that is the same in all small towns though. If you like the lifestyle, Lodi is actually very peaceful and chill. Fun fact: It is surrounded by vineyards and I think it is one of the largest wine producing regions in California.
Have you been to Lodi, Bill? They have many fine vineyards with excellent wines that they let you taste for free. :)
 
Why don't bands sound like this anymore?  Something so authentic about their sound.  God, what great tune.

this is sweet—-i don't care how much I once heard them, always good.

JESUS I HADN'T HEARD THIS SONG FOR SUCH A LONG LONG TIME........BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES.THANK YOU
One of CCR's best, for sure.
Released in 1969,the year of R&R ! {#Guitarist}
 michaelc wrote:
Lodi is a little dry and a little dull
 
Yeah, but it sounds like the inhabitants at least have a sense of humor about it:

from Wiki:

>>The song "Lodi," describes the plight of a musician who has wandered into Lodi, California (pronounced "low-die"), a small agricultural town about 70 miles from John Fogerty's hometown of Berkeley. After playing in local bars, he finds himself detesting the town but unable to raise bus or train fare to leave. Fogerty later said he had never actually visited Lodi before writing this song, and simply picked it for the song because it had "the coolest sounding name." However, the song unquestionably references the town's reputation as an uninteresting farm settlement, although the narrator does not mention any specific complaints about Lodi.  The song's chorus, "Oh Lord, stuck in Lodi again," has been the theme of several city events in Lodi.



Lodi is a little dry and a little dull

Was this the man from the magazine who said John was "on his way"?