Favorite Lyrics: Guy Clark – “Homeless”

There’s cardboard sign old and bent, says “Friend for Life 25¢”
When did this start makin’ sense? Man it’s really getting cold
Sometimes I forget things and I get confused
I could still be working but they refuse
Now I’m livin’ with the bums, the whores and the abused
Man I hate gettin’ old

Homeless, get away from here
Don’t give ’em no money. they just spend it on beer
Homeless, we’ll work for food
You’ll do anything that you gotta do when you’re homeless

Betty sings a song that no one hears
The wind begins to freeze her tears
She says, “God it’s been so many years”
She’s way past complainin’
She sings a heartfelt melody
One that begs for harmony
Yeah it’s not what she thought it’d be
But hey it could be rainin’

Homeless, get away from here
Don’t give ’em no money, they just spend it on beer
Homeless, we’ll work for food
You’ll do anything that you gotta do, when you’re homeless

You know life ain’t easy it takes work
It takes healin’, cause you’re going to get hurt
You can lose your faith, you can lose your shirt
Lose your way some time
Ah, you never really have control
Sometimes you just gotta let it go
When the final line unfolds
It don’t always rhyme

Homeles, s get away from here
Don’t give ’em no money, they just spend it on beer
Homeless, will work for food
You’ll do anything that you gotta do, when you’re homeless

Homeless, get away from here
Don’t give ’em no money, they just spend it on beer
Homeless, will work for food
You’ll do anything that you gotta do, when you’re homeless

Cardboard sign old and bent, says “Friend for Life 25¢”

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Clark Guy Charles / Stephenson Thomas Ray for the album: The Dark (2002)
Homeless lyrics © Basement Boys Music Inc
the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQazOIZxZGo
the artist: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/guy-clark-mn0000543867/biography
photo: Sugar Hill

Favorite Lyrics: Jeff Tweedy – “Natural Disaster”

I’ve never been blown by the winds of a hurricane
Never been in a flood
I’ve never been buried up to my neck in mud
But I have fallen in love
And that’s enough
Of a natural disaster for me

Lord, Lord, Lord what a misery
Oh, my Lord, what a tragedy
Tears in my eyes, I pray no one can see
Oh, that’s enough
Of a natural disaster for me

I’ve seen a twister tear across the plains
Weather’s insane
But I would always stay far enough away
Until I fell in love
And that’s enough
Of a natural disaster for me

I saw a lightning bolt punch a bird right outta the sky
I watched him fry
Poor little guy never got to fall in love
Before he died
And that’s enough
Of a natural disaster for me

Lord, Lord, Lord what a misery
Oh, my Lord, what a tragedy
Tears in my eyes, I pray no one can see
Oh, that’s enough
Of a natural disaster for me

Oh, that’s enough
Of a natural disaster for me

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Jeffrey Scot Tweedy for the album: Love is the King (2020)
℗ 2020 dBpm Records Inc.
the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmaq3mUplrQ
the artist: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/jeff-tweedy-mn0000232891/biography
photo: dBpm

Favorite Lyrics: George Harrison – “Beware of Darkness”

Watch out now, take care
Beware of falling swingers
Dropping all around you
The pain that often mingles
In your fingertips
Beware of darkness

Watch out now, take care
Beware of the thoughts that linger
Winding up inside your head
The hopelessness around you
In the dead of night

Beware of sadness
It can hit you
It can hurt you
Make you sore and what is more
That is not what you are here for

Watch out now, take care
Beware of soft shoe shufflers
Dancing down the sidewalks
As each unconscious sufferer
Wanders aimlessly
Beware of Maya

Watch out now, take care
Beware of greedy leaders
They take you where you should not go
While Weeping Atlas Cedars
They just want to grow, grow and grow
Beware of darkness (beware of darkness)

songwriter: George Harrison for the album All Things Must Pass (1970)
the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LrxYds2UNE
sung by E.C.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDTJ9tcvuk8
artist website: https://www.georgeharrison.com/
photo: Apple Records

Favorite Lyrics: Bob Dylan – “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall”

Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son?

Oh, where have you been, my darling young one?

I’ve stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains

I’ve walked and I’ve crawled on six crooked highways

I’ve stepped in the middle of seven sad forests

I’ve been out in front of a dozen dead oceans

I’ve been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard

And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, and it’s a hard

And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall

Oh, what did you see, my blue-eyed son?

Oh, what did you see, my darling young one?

I saw a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it

I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it

I saw a black branch with blood that kept drippin’

I saw a room full of men with their hammers a-bleedin’

I saw a white ladder all covered with water

I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken

I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children

And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard

And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall

And what did you hear, my blue-eyed son?

And what did you hear, my darling young one?

I heard the sound of a thunder, it roared out a warnin’

Heard the roar of a wave that could drown the whole world

Heard one hundred drummers whose hands were a-blazin’

Heard ten thousand whisperin’ and nobody listenin’

Heard one person starve, I heard many people laughin’

Heard the song of a poet who died in the gutter

Heard the sound of a clown who cried in the alley

And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard

And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall

Oh, who did you meet, my blue-eyed son?

Who did you meet, my darling young one?

I met a young child beside a dead pony

I met a white man who walked a black dog

I met a young woman whose body was burning

I met a young girl, she gave me a rainbow

I met one man who was wounded in love

I met another man who was wounded with hatred

And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard

It’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall

Oh, what’ll you do now, my blue-eyed son?

Oh, what’ll you do now, my darling young one?

I’m a-goin’ back out ’fore the rain starts a-fallin’

I’ll walk to the depths of the deepest black forest

Where the people are many and their hands are all empty

Where the pellets of poison are flooding their waters

Where the home in the valley meets the damp dirty prison

Where the executioner’s face is always well hidden

Where hunger is ugly, where souls are forgotten

Where black is the color, where none is the number

And I’ll tell it and think it and speak it and breathe it

And reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it

Then I’ll stand on the ocean until I start sinkin’

But I’ll know my song well before I start singin’

And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard

It’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall

Written by Robert Zimmerman for the album “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” (1963)
Copyright © 1963 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1991 by Special Rider Music
the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5al0HmR4to
photo: Colombia Records

Favorite Lyrics: Rickie Lee Jones – “Danny’s All-Star Joint”

Downstairs at danny’s all-star joint
They got a juke box that goes doyt-doyt
The vice is nice, they stay in the back all day
But when the nighttime comes, hey-hey
There’s this cat down there that makes a bad kinda soup
I come around struttin’ my luck in my shoop coupe
Cecil gives me coffee
And he won’t never take my coin
I say, “I got thirty dollars in my pocket!
Whatchoo doin’?”

I holler, “Come on, Cecil, take a dollar!
Come on, Cecil, take a ten!
I’ve finally geared up into a whole buncha big ones
And you’re actin’ like I’m down-shiftin'”

He knows all the under-riders on the boulevard
They got to barefoot cruise when it’s forty-weight hard
They look particularly dead-beat
Permanently pale
Cecil picks up his butcher knife
Waves it at the jail
The kid say, “I ain’t got no dough, Joe, I just want some o.j”
I said, “Don’t look at me” (Cuz he was lookin’ my way)
Cecil wink upon him some juice and some green
And the kid walks over and puts the quarter in the pinball machine
And he says, “Come on, Cec, gimme a dollar
Come on Cecil gimme five
I’m in a half-way house on a one-way street
And I’m a quarter past left alive”
He can talk about your people in a wonderful way
He can talk about your people ’til your hair turns grey

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Rickie Lee Jones for the album “Rickie Lee Jones” (1979)
Danny’s All‐Star Joint lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Reservoir Media Management Inc.
song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9dRLzd0sXU
artist: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/rickie-lee-jones-mn0000359966/biography
photo: Warner Brothers