“Who draws the crowd and plays so loud,
Baby it’s the guitar man.
Who’s gonna steal the show, you know
Baby it’s the guitar man,
He can make you love, he can make you cry
He will bring you down, then he’ll get you high
Somethin’ keeps him goin’, miles and miles a day
To find another place to play.
Night after night who treats you right,
Baby it’s the guitar man
Who’s on the radio, you go listen
To the guitar man.
Then he comes to town, and you see his face,
And you think you might like to take his place
Somethin’ keeps him driftin’ miles and miles away
Searchin’ for the songs to play.”
– Written by David Gates, appears on the album Guitar Man, by Bread.