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#1159116 - 12/02/19 02:51 AM You Don't Want To be A Nobody.  
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You Donít Want
To Be A Nobody!!


https://youtu.be/b9UuCO-Z-cc

You donít want to be a nobody
a body no one wants to know
they litter the streets everywhere
they have no place to go
some survive in cardboard boxes
sharing corrugated grief
making dinners out of dumpsters
when hunger begs them for relief
You will find them haunting barrooms
toasting their sorrow in the gloom
seeking temporal anesthesia
and a barflyís sweet perfume
Squatting in abandoned buildings
clutching needles that need filling
heating spoons they fill with poison
addiction leaves no other options
standing on a rooftops edge
trying to find some courage dredged
Like Gargoyles or deathís disciples
Their autopsies marked suicidal.
Popularity demands
so much more then some can give
when they fail to meet itís standards
society seldom forgives.
We are all one step away
from winding up as no one
Lose your job till bills pile high
then eviction papers come
They might offer unemployment
meager checks that donít come close
to the style of living you are used too
as you join the poorer folks
some just turn to lives of crime
desperation leaves no room
when your family needs feeding
busted you face prisons gloom.
Itís the way the world has been
ever since mankind began
the wealthy thrive, the needy suffer
from haves, have nots and also ranís
You donít want to be a nobody
a body no one wants to know
Keep a tight reign on your lifestyle
it can vanish quick, you know
I have lived for weeks inside
my car that wouldnít run at all
shivering on a vinyl backseat
when poverty it came to call
I was lucky I found labor
worked my fingers to the bone
seven days twelve hour shifts
till I could afford a home.

Being a nobody comes with
choices that you have to make
just get high and live in squalor
or find a harder road to take.

There are not that many options
when youíve hit the bottom rung
It requires starting over
fight back hard or youíll be done.
being nobody is not fun.

and if you pass one on the street
with a tin cup in their hand
donít stroll by ignoring them
someday you might be that maní
we should all give what we can
we should all give what we can!!

Stellar music created, played &
arranged by-J.A. Prod Beats.-©-2019
Vocals, Lyrics *& melody line by-
Matthew Frederick Blowers III-©-2019

#1159162 - 12/03/19 12:11 AM Re: You Don't Want To be A Nobody. [Re: MFB III]  
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Hi Matt,
I would say this is very nice but it's not, nor was it meant to be. Well done! Lots of us could be "Nobodies". My older brother was one for a while when the love of his life broke him, in more ways than one. Here is one you may like, lyrics on the page: https://www.soundclick.com/music/songInfo.cfm?songID=4215412

#1159163 - 12/03/19 01:04 AM Re: You Don't Want To be A Nobody. [Re: MFB III]  
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Hey John, Thanks so much for your compassionate comment. the song is not nice...but being a nobody is never nice, and they are so damned ignored. Perhaps a touch of hard enlightenment might sway the masses. One can only hope. My son is currently a nobody...sadly for me. In jail for a long time and then into rehab for even longer and then either a former nobody manning up and tackling life with a fresh start or just an addicted nobody again. I wait and hope and know there are only two ways to go.I am checking out your song as soon as I am one with this comment.

Last edited by MFB III; 12/03/19 01:05 AM.
#1159171 - 12/03/19 05:06 AM Re: You Don't Want To be A Nobody. [Re: MFB III]  
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Yup, Life ain't easy, and there but for the grace of God go I.

#1159177 - 12/03/19 11:38 AM Re: You Don't Want To be A Nobody. [Re: MFB III]  
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Hi Matt.
Couldn't listen because the Tube is asking me to sign in as the content may not be suitable for under aged folk.
I'll take their word for it.
True words though.

Vic


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.

http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/vicarnold2

http://www.soundclick.com/vicarnold

http://soundcloud.com/vic-arnold

#1159194 - 12/03/19 04:36 PM Re: You Don't Want To be A Nobody. [Re: MFB III]  
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Hey Vicarn, No problem. I am sending you to Soundcloud. You can hear the song there. Thanks so much for your comment and your interest. I had to make all of my songs on youtube Age restricted because i can't open the site where i can label what songs are written for children...because of some new FCC law. Sorry bout that.


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