I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am (Henson Cargill)

Things I learned in hobo jungle were things they never taught me in a class room Like where to find a hand out while bummin' through Chicago in the afternoon Hey I'm not braggin' or complainin' I'm just talkin' to myself man to man This ol' mental fat I'm chewin' didn't take a lotta doin' But I take a lot of pride in what I am I guess I grew up a loner I don't remember ever havin' folks around But I keep thumbin' through the phone books And lookin' for my daddy's name in every town And I meet lots of friendly people but I'll always wind up leavin' on the lam Hey where I've been or where I'm goin' didn't take a lotta knowin' But I take a lot of pride in what I am I never travel in a hurry cause I've got nobody waitin' for me anywhere Home is anywhere I'm livin' if it's sleepin' on some vacant bench in City Square Or if I'm working on some road gang or just living off the fat of our great land I've never been nobody's idol but at least I've got a title And I take a lot of pride in what I am I've never been nobody's idol but at least I've got a title And I take a lot of pride in what I am I take a lot of pride in what I am