Rambo Lyrics by Manhattan Transfer

Rambo Lyrics

    He's got that funny name
    An' ramblin' that's his game, that's it
    He's rambo, talkin' bout
    We'll see (piano)
    They call him rambo 'cause he's travellin'
    He don't stay one place
    His life's a string he keeps unravellin'
    He don't leave no trace
    He's got a yen for changin' places
    He digs changin' scenes
    That way he stays in everybody's good graces

    He's happy on the move
    He's mobile and free
    He wants no strings attached
    That's how it's gotta be, see!
    He'll keep on ramblin' till the coda
    He don't stay one place
    Because he's just a ramblin' man
    His favorite hobby's hittin' the road
    He was a fella livin' solely by the ramblers only code
    Some people're born to roam
    Fate gave 'em roamin' natures

    An' so they wander aroun'
    Leavin' people wondrin' when they'll touch the groun'
    Hither 'n yon, here 'n beyon'
    Wherever they never been before
    As soon as you're used t'their face

    They're off 'n runnin' again
    Gone to another new place
    Peripatetic is the only word
    That i have ever heard that people could use
    That really describes him
    There's no other word could do that
    Only other word i know that comes
    The closest to it is "gypsy"
    An' that don't really fit him at all
    "cause he ain't tellin' fortunes
    'n hates bein' dipsy
    Everywhere i go they call him rambo
    'cause he won't stay long

    In my ramblin'
    I've met a lotta people here 'n there
    An' i find they're 'bout the same everywhere
    Each with his own little thing
    That he uses while he's tryin' to swing
    Maybe the look ain't the same
    But they play the same game
    An' there's quite a bit o' difference
    In their outlook, i know
    Still 'n yet, their story, lem'me tell you
    Is a story that you won't forget
    When i was young 'n very green
    I felt so stuck with m'present situation
    Later, when i got a little older
    That was when i discovered i could split
    'n find myself another groove
    That was all i need
    I was on the move
    I packed my little sack 'n started ramblin'
    To this day i'm a rover who'll always be ramblin'

    You git drug stayin' in one place
    Depressed an' feelin' low down
    Get new kicks movin' roun'

    Roamin' the country's educational for you
    'n widens your point of view
    Tests y' mettle 'n cools y' mind out
    'n that's true without a doubt
    Y know? i mean y'dig - -
    That's rambo's gig
    Rambo is ready to ramble 'n itchin' t'split
    Oh yeah, he'll start packin' 'n quit it
    Forget it! 'cause he's done with it

    That's rambo! travellin' light
    Stay too long he'll git uptight
    So his motto is "keep movin'"
    You got it! that's his bit!
    Nex' time he might leave an address
    'cause the little girl that he met
    Las' night
    Paid him so much attention
    That it got him a bit uptight
    We might not have t'call him rambo
    'cause he jes' might be settlin' down
    He's gone the way of all men
    Fat, skinny or tall men
    It happened to this rover we know - rambo