Song of the Day #4,531: ‘If You Would Have Traveled on the 93 North Today’ – The Negro Problem

The award for most awkwardly long title this week goes to track two of The Negro Problem’s debut album, 1997’s Post Minstrel Syndrome.

This is a little throwaway poem/song offering up a snapshot of “93 North” and Main Street, which my Googling suggests might be in Concord, New Hampshire, though that doesn’t make much sense. It might also refer to US 93, which runs from Arizona to Canada, through Nevada, Idaho and Montana. That’s a lot closer to singer-songwriter Stew’s hometown of Los Angeles.

If you would have traveled on the 93 North today
You would have seen how the light laid on Main Street

If you would have traveled on the 93 North today
You would have seen how your mind changed on Main Street
And you would have seen how the rain chilled the naked feet
And you would have seen how the light laid on Main Street
Cellular phone in a cardboard home

The mystery has unraveled in a most peculiar way
You would have seen how the dimes lay on Main Street
And you would have seen how the pain pills won’t let you sleep
And you would have seen how the lights changed on Main Street
Cellular phone in a cardboard home

If you would have traveled on the 93 North
If you would have traveled on the 93 North today

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,531: ‘If You Would Have Traveled on the 93 North Today’ – The Negro Problem

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    We’ve traveled on parts of US 93 in Arizona, Idaho and Montana. It takes you through some beautiful areas of our country.

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