World Keeps Going Around Lyrics

by Bill Withers

Looking at the pictures of the places that hes been
Old man told me what he found
Said it dont make no difference whether youre out or whether youre in
You know the world keeps going around and around
Going around and around

Said he looked at the places, talk to the faces that he seen
Then he turned the pictures upside down
Said it dont make no difference how many places that youve been
Said the world keeps going around and around
Going around and around

Then he put up the pictures shook his head and with a grin
He talked about his ups and downs
Said it dont make no difference how many fixes youve been in
You know the world keeps going around and around
Going around and around

Betty Joe Johnson, dont you pull no Daisy Mae on me
Daisy Mae she did me dirty, so I had to leave her for Anna Lee
Anna Lee she had big street feet, she spends her nights out on the road
So I started seeing Sally Jackson, I had to let old Anna Lee go

Sally Jackson was a player, had another man along with me
So I just took me one step backwards, checked up on old Anna Lee
Anna Lee still had them street feet
Like to dance all night and sleep all day

So I just took one more step backwards, checked up on old Daisy Mae
Daisy Mae is still doing dirty, so I tell you what I had to do
I had to go just one step further, Betty Joe Johnson
And thats how I know you

Said he looked at the places, talk to the faces that he seen
Then he turned the pictures upside down
Said it dont make no difference how many places that youve been
Said the world keeps going around and around
Going around and around