Homeless Brother Song Lyrics

Don McLean


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Don Mclean
album: Track 3 in album Homeless Brother
release date: 1974
popularity : 134 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Blues/Folk
length: 4:22

Album Information

label: United Artists
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Don McLean Homeless Brother cover art


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I was walking by the graveyard, late last Friday night,
I heard somebody yelling, it sounded like a fight.
It was just a drunken hobo dancing circles in the night,
Pouring whiskey on the headstones in the blue moonlight.
So often have I wondered where these homeless brothers go,
Down in some hidden valley were their sorrows cannot show,
Where the police cannot find them, where the wanted men can go.
There's freedom when your walking, even though you're walking slow.

Smash your bottle on a gravestone and live while you can,
That homeless brother is my friend.

It's hard to be a pack rat, it's hard to be a 'bo,
But living's so much harder where the heartless people go.
Somewhere the dogs are barking and the children seem to know


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Winter Has Me in Its Grip
  • 2 La La Love You
  • 3 Homeless Brother
  • 4 Sunshine Life for Me (Sail Away Raymond)
  • 5 The Legend of Andrew McCrew
  • 6 Wonderful Baby
  • 7 You Have Lived
  • 8 Great Big Man
  • 9 Tangled (Like a Spider in Her Hair)
  • 10 Crying in the Chapel
  • 11 Did You Know