Refugee Blues

Lyrics: Dolly Hopkins, John Edwards
Music: Nicky Hopkins

Played a few times by Nicky Hopkins with the Jerry Garcia Band. Often listed as "No More Changes" due to a confusion with the title of the Nicky Hopkins album it appears on. Thanks to Matt Schofield for his help in deciphering the lyrics.

You say this has town got two zones
Some live in mansions, some live in homes
We want to feel that we're free
But we feel like refugees

We want to wander, we want to roam
We'd like to go just where we please
We'd like to know somewhere is home
But we're just like refugees

Went to immigration, they turned and said
Without a passport, you're officially dead
Saw a smartly dressed dude with a badge walk in
He's all right, he's got a security pin

When the United Nations [they turn and say]
[... you're officially ...]
It isn't always easy, we're always [burden?] on the street
Telling you lies, treat you like refugees

We want to wander, we want to roam
We'd like to go just where we please
We'd like to know somewhere is home
But we're just like refugees

We're always [?] on the streets
When you're refugees
Recordings
None with the JGB. Nicky Hopkins recorded it on his 1975 Mercury album "No More Changes"