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Emmylou Harris - It's a Hard Life Wherever You Go/Abraham, Martin and John

Piesa Emmylou Harris It's a Hard Life Wherever You Go/Abraham, Martin and John face parte de pe albumul At the Ryman , lansat in anul 1992 la casa de discuri Reprise Records .

Versuri Emmylou Harris - It's a Hard Life Wherever You Go/Abraham, Martin and John



(Richard Holler) 
 
I am a backseat driver from America  
They drive to the left on Falls Road  
And the man at the wheels  name is Shamus  
We pass a the child on a corner he knows  
And Shamus says "now what chance has that kid got"  
And I say from the back "I don't know"  
 
He says "there's barbed wire at all of these exits"  
There ain't no place in Belfast for that kid to go  
And it's a hard life, it's a hard life  
It's a very hard life  
It's a hard life wherever you go  
And we poison our children with hatred  
And the hard life is all that they know  
 
At the dairyline in Chicago  
A fat man in front of me  
He's calling black people trash to his children  
And he's the only trash here I see  
And I'm thinking this man wears a white hood  
In the night when his children should sleep  
But they'll slip to their windows and see him  
They'll think that white hood's all they need  
 
And it's a hard life, it's a hard life  
It's a very hard life  
It's a hard life wherever you go  
And if we poison our children with hatred  
Then the hard life is all that they know  
 
I was a child of the sixties  
When dreams could be held through tears  
With Disney and Cronkite and Martin Luther  
And I belived, I believed, I believed  
 
Now I'm a backseat driver from America  
And I'm not at the wheel of control  
And I am guilty, I am worn, I am the root of all evil  
And I can't drive on the left side of the road  
 
And it's a hard life, it's a hard life  
It's a very hard life  
It's a hard life wherever you go  
And if we poison our children with hatred  
Then the hard life is all that they'll know  
 
And there ain't no place in this world for these kids to go  
Cause it's a hard life wherever you go  
 
Has anybody here seen my old friend Abraham,  
Can you tell me where he's gone?  
He freed a lotta people, but it seems the good die young  
I just looked around and he's gone.  
 
Has anybody here seen my old friend Martin,  
Can you tell me where he's gone?  
He freed a lotta people, but it seems the good die young  
I just looked around and he's gone.  
 
Has anybody here seen my old friend John,  
Can you tell me where he's gone?  
He freed a lotta people, but it seems the good die young  
I just looked around and he's gone.  
 
Didn't you love the things they stood for?  
Didn't they try to find some good in you and me?  
And we'll be free  
Someday soon it's gonna be one day  
 
Has anybody here seen my old friend Bobby,  
Can you tell me where he's gone?  
I thought I saw him walkin' up over the hill  
With Abraham and Martin and John.


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