What Do People Do
Written by - Jim & Ingrid Croce

Tell me, what do people do

When there ain't nothin' to do?

When there's nobody else around to do

Nothin' with or to

Have you ever been in that position in a small town motel room

Where the diners all close at nine

And the trucks keep a rollin' by

And you just can't get to sleep

Even though there's nothin' on your mind?



Tell me what do people say

When there ain't nothin' to say?

When there's nobody else around to help you pass the time of day

Have you ever stared at the ceiling

Till you thought you'd lose your mind

Looked for a wall that you could climb

Still you just can't get to sleep

Even tho' there's nothin' on your mind?



Have you ever been stuck in a small town motel

Lookin' all around but there ain't nothin' to see

In a never endin' mind bendin', troublin' position

Sayin' why did it happen to me?



Tell me, what do people do

When there ain't nothin' to do?

When there's nobody else around to do

Nothin' with or to

Have you ever been in that position in a small town motel room

Where the diners all close at nine

And the trucks keep a rollin' by

And you just can't get to sleep

Even though there's nothin' on your mind?



Tell me, what do people do

When there ain't nothin' to do?

When there's nobody else around to do

Nothin' with or to

Hope you never in that position in a small town motel room

Where the diners all close at nine

And the trucks keep a rollin' by

Till you just can't get to sleep

Even though there's nothin' on your mind?