Homeless (Alan Alexander III)

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Song Title: Homeless
Artist: Alan Alexander III
Album: The Demo Sessions
Year: 2007
Genre: Hip Hop/ Jazz/ Reggae
Music and Lyrics: Alan Alexander III
Credits: Alan sings and performs all instruments (keyboards, percussion and drum programming) except sax by Mary Sue Tobin
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Lyrics

(chorus)
Who are the Homeless people?
Do you know where they come from?
If you don't got no shoes
You got nowhere to run


when I first came to this town
well I didn’t know my way around
but I figured if I was good
they would welcome me into the hood
well I had no intention to rob
so I had to find myself a job
lookin’ here, lookin’ there, lookin’ around
but there wasn’t no employment to be found
some men would start to cry
and another gonna wonder why
but I decided I’d go downtown
found corner and sat right down

(chorus)

well the summer was turning to fall
I had a corner by the shopping mall
started plucking on my six string
thanking god that I knew how to sing
then along comes this here cop
and he tells me that I have to stop
I said “you must be on some kind of trip”
He said “let me see your permit”

I said “I got my permission.
I got permission for the tears that I cry.
I got my permission.
I got permission to live and to die.”

it’s a story about a bright young man
trying to do the best to understand
it’s a story about taking your knocks
down in Kingston, LA or the Bronx
hip hop, be bop, reggae swing
lord, the music gonna make you sing
don’t matter where you come from
don’t you know that you could be the next one?

(chorus)

when I first came to this town
well I didn’t know my way around
but I figured if I was good
they would welcome me into the hood
now I’m living out on the street
searching garbage for the food I eat
you pretend that you’re deaf and dumb
don’t you know that you could be the next one?