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Available on the album Blue Moves
Music:Elton John, Davey Johnstone, Caleb Quaye
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
Piano and vocals:Elton John
Bass:Kenny Passarelli
Drums:Roger Pope
Slide guitar:Davey Johnstone
Organ:James Newton-Howard
Tambourine:Ray Cooper
Horns:Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Barry Rogers, David Sanborn
Backing vocals:The Cornerstone Institutional Baptist and Southern California Community Choir
Crime in the streets
I read about it everyday in the papers
Justice needs and justice wants
But just in times, yes, too late here
Feels like I wasn't born there
I feel just like a Boogie Pilgrim
Boogie Pilgrim
Hustled to get it
To get it together
Down on the jive talk
Down on the weather
Boogie Pilgrim
Brother I never felt better
No, I never felt better
Low life's complete
When you've lived that way out on the sidewalk
(Walking on the sidewalk everyday)
I got the speed if you got the need
But the need in me needs nothing
(But you know that I need nothing)
But I know that you all want something
Just like Boogie Pilgrim
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