Hobo Camp

Hobo Hero

Hobo Camp

Words and music by Bobby Angel

Hobo camp hobo camp I’m gonna build me a hobo camp. Hobo camp hobo camp I’m gonna build me a hobo camp. Found me a good spot at the edge of town. Cleared me a path and cleared me some ground. Not to close and not too far so I can still fetch me some food from the country bar.

Hobo camp hobo camp I finally got me a hobo camp. Hobo camp hobo camp I finally got me a hobo camp. Life in the woods it’s pretty neat. I get my water from the river and use a log for a seat. And when it rains I go under my tarp, and play me a song on my old jews harp.

Hobo camp hobo camp I’m loving life in my hobo camp. Hobo camp hobo camp I’m loving life in my hobo camp. Feels good to be away. Heaven on earth is what I say. Got no problems don’t pay rent. Feels like a castle but looks like a tent.

Hobo camp hobo camp life is simple in my hobo camp. Hobo camp hobo camp life is simple in my hobo camp. Who’s gonna say the woods aren’t mine? A homesteader earns a right with time. At least that’s what I tell myself knowing it all belongs to somebody else.

Hobo camp hobo camp I don’t own my hobo camp. Hobo camp hobo camp I don’t own my hobo camp. One day I was walking all alone, when I saw a row of orange cones, and off in the distance I heard a sound. Bulldozers knocking my forest down.

Hobo camp hobo camp hobo camp I’m gonna save my hobo camp. Hobo camp hobo camp I’m gonna save my hobo camp. Snuck up to them in the middle of the night. Poured sand in the tank and slashed the tires with my knife. Somebody had to protect the woods, just doing like I was raised like I knew I should.

Hobo camp hobo camp I slept well in my hobo camp. Hobo camp hobo camp I slept well in my hobo camp. Next day I was woke up by the law. Had lots of questions about what I saw. I told them I didn’t see a thing, but it didn’t stop them from throwing me in the clink.

Hobo camp hobo camp they took me away from my hobo camp. Hobo camp hobo camp they took me away from my hobo camp. The judge he threw his hammer down and sentenced me to a cell in town. Been here now for about four weeks. Three meals a day and the roof doesn’t lead.

Hobo camp hobo camp I miss my hobo camp. Hobo camp hobo camp I miss my hobo camp. Finally got out and went back to the spot. Was surprised to see it was a parking lot. But me I can’t get too down. Just find me a new spot at the edge of town.

Hobo camp hobo camp I’m gonna build me a new hobo camp.