Updated Blues

Updated Blues No. 1

I need more cardboard for my cushion
An to fill up the hole in my shoe
I need more cardboard for my cushion
And to fill up the hole in my shoe
Some leather would be useful
Some feathers would be a good thing too

The police came to see me
After my body began to bleed
A policeman came to see me
After my body began to bleed
My mother dropped dead in the street
My father is waiting to be freed

Can you spare some change
I’m fresh out of university
Can you spare some change
I’m fresh out of university
For the declaration of rights says
That all men must be free

Updated blues No 2

You can keep a poor man down
It’s very easy to do
Just kick him in the gut
And take all the meat out of his stew

You can keep a poor man down
He cannot say a word
He may never have a funeral
He’s as luckless as a Kurd

Take away his raincoat
After his beating
Then leave him in an alleyway
Bleeding, bleeding

To keep a poor man down
You catch him in a trap
With a little bit of bread and cheese
You can make him snap

The hurricane has its eye on you
It has a plaster cast of your shoe
It knows you like to go to the poorer part of town
It knows you like to keep the poor man down

Updated blues No. 3

While you were rolling up your sail
The poor man was walking naked through the gale
While you were rolling up your sail
The poor man was walking naked through the gale
It’s funny how he’s smiling now
He’s happy because he’s just got out of jail

A hundred million poor folk
Are found buried by the tallest mountain of the land
A hundred million poor folk
Are found buried by the tallest mountain of the land
They began without a penny
They were hoping for a helping hand

From the north, you can see London
It looks like a little pin of light
From the north, you can see London
It looks like a little pin of light
Now you curl up in your sleeping bag
And hope that you can make it through the night

Author: blackbird212012

I am interested in multimedia work: songwriting, art, and creative writing. I have been involved also in theatre and music performances.

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