Homeless Brother

Don McLean


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Don Mclean
album: Track 3 in album Homeless Brother
release date: 1974
popularity : 21 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,
It was just a drunken hobo dancing circles in the night,
So often have I wondered where these homeless brothers go,
Where the police cannot find them, where the wanted men can go.

That homeless brother is my friend.
It's hard to be a pack rat, it's hard to be a 'bo,
Somewhere the dogs are barking and the children seem to know
And they hear the holy silence of the temples in the hill,
And they envy him the sunshine and they pity him the chill,

That homeless brother is my friend.
Somewhere there was a woman, somewhere there was a child,
But some where's just like nowhere when you leave it for a while,
Down the bowels of a broken land where numbers live like men,
Where the night stick cracks with crazy rage, where madmen don't
Where wealth has no beginning and poverty no end.
Smash your bottle on a gravestone and live while you can,


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