Poor Boy a Long Way from Home
The Black Keys Lyrics


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Poor boy, I'm a long way from home
Poor boy, I'm a long way from home
Poor boy, I'm a long way from home
World gonna do me no

Babe, I can't stay here long
No, no, no
Poor boy, I'm a long way from home
Where the world can't do me no

Poor boy, I'm a long way from home
Poor boy, I'm a long way from home




Poor boy, I'm a long way from home
Where the world can't do me no

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to The Black Key's song "Poor Boy a Long Way from Home" express the sentiments of someone who is feeling lost and disconnected from their home. The repetition of the line "Poor boy, I'm a long way from home" emphasizes how the singer feels adrift in the world, far from where they belong. The phrase "World gonna do me no" suggests a sense of disillusionment or resignation, as if the singer feels that no matter what they do, the world is not going to be kind to them.


The addition of the line "Babe, I can't stay here long" adds a layer of urgency to the song. It's as if the singer knows that they need to find a way back to their home or a place where they feel more settled, but they can't linger where they are. There's a restlessness and longing in these lyrics that is relatable to anyone who has ever felt out of place or disconnected from their surroundings.


Overall, "Poor Boy a Long Way from Home" is a poignant and evocative song that captures the sense of isolation and yearning that can come with being far away from home.


Line by Line Meaning

Poor boy, I'm a long way from home
I feel lost and far away from the comfort of my home.


Poor boy, I'm a long way from home
I feel like an outsider in my current situation.


Poor boy, I'm a long way from home
My current circumstances are drastically different from what I'm used to.


World gonna do me no
I'm not going to let the world bring me down.


Babe, I can't stay here long
I know that I can't stay in this situation forever.


No, no, no
I'm sure that I need to leave soon.


Poor boy, I'm a long way from home
I'm still feeling uneasy and disconnected from where I am.


Where the world can't do me no
I hope to find a place where I can feel safe from the harshness of the world.




Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing
Written by: Robert Lee Burnside

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@marcoaurelioderenzis3278

[Verse 1]
Poor boy, I'm a long way from home
Poor boy, I’m a long way from home
Poor boy, I'm a long way from home
World gonna do me no

[Verse 2]
Babe, I can't stay here long
No, no, no
Poor boy, I’m a long way from home
Where the world can't do me no

[Verse 3]
Poor boy, I'm a long way from home
Poor boy, I'm a long way from home
Poor boy, I'm a long way from home
Where the world can't do me no



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