Homeless (Bruce Jennings, Myles Lawrence, Sami Yacob-Andrus, Lindsay Reed)

Song Title: Homeless
Artist: Bruce Jennings, Myles Lawrence, Sami Yacob-Andrus, Lindsay Reed
Album: Preview from 'Homeless (the musical)' cast album.
Year: 2017
Genre: Musical Theatre
Music and Lyrics: Alan Alexander III
Credits: Bruce Jennings: vocals
Myles Lawrence: vocals
Sami Yacob-Adrus: vocals
Lindsay Reed: vocals
Steve Cleveland: piano
Kathryn Grimm: guitar
Leah Hinchcliff: bass
Edwin Coleman III: drums
Alan Alexander III: keyboards
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Lyrics

ELDER:
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

COURTNEY, ELDER, PJ:
WHO ARE THE HOMELESS PEOPLE?
DO YOU KNOW WHERE WE COME FROM?
DO YOU WANNA KNOW? DO YOU WANNA KNOW?
WHO ARE THE HOMELESS PEOPLE?
IF YOU DON'T GOT NO SHOES
YOU GOT NOWHERE TO RUN

PJ:
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

OFFICER SMILEY :
HEY YOU NEED TO STOP

PJ:
YOU MUST BE ON SOME KIND OF TRIP

OFFICER SMILEY :
LET ME SEE YOUR PERMIT

ELDER, PJ, COURTNEY:
I GOT MY PERMISSION.
NO QUESTION
I GOT PERMISSION FOR THE TEARS THAT I CRY.
I GOT MY PERMISSION.
NO QUESTION
I GOT PERMISSION TO LIVE AND TO DIE

ELDER:
IT’S A STORY ABOUT A BRIGHT YOUNG MAN
TRYING TO DO THE BEST TO UNDERSTAND

COURTNEY:
IT’S A STORY ABOUT TAKING YOUR KNOCKS
DOWN IN KINGSTON, LA OR THE BRONX

PJ:
HIP HOP, BE BOP, REGGAE, SWING
LORD, THE MUSIC GONNA MAKE YOU SING

ELDER:
DON’T MATTER WHERE YOU COME FROM
DON’T YOU KNOW THAT YOU COULD BE THE NEXT ONE?

COURTNEY, ELDER, PJ:
WHO ARE THE HOMELESS PEOPLE?
DO YOU KNOW WHERE WE COME FROM?
DO YOU WANNA KNOW? DO YOU WANNA KNOW?
WHO ARE THE HOMELESS PEOPLE?
IF YOU DON'T GOT NO SHOES
YOU GOT NOWHERE TO RUN

ELDER:
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

PJ :
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?