Poverty Lyrics

Mick Hucknall


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Dave Clark, Pearl Woods
album: Track 4 in album Tribute to Bobby
release date: 2008-6-17
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length: 3:20

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Up every morning with the sun
I work all day till the evening comes
Blisters and corns all in my hands
Lord, have mercy on a working man

I guess I'm gonna die just like I'm living
In poverty

My pay goes down and my tax goes up
I drink my tea from a broken cup
Between my woman and Uncle Sam
I can't figure out whose fool I am

I guess I'm gonna die just like I'm living
In poverty

Oh Lord, it's so hard but it's fair
Everybody talks but nobody really cares, Lord

I can't save a dime, can't buy me one cent
I pay my bills, I can't pay my rent
The old lady's fussing and the kids are crying
They won't let me join the welfare line

I guess I'm gonna die just like I'm living
In poverty

They say there's one poverty
They say it's going around now
But all I need is people, oh Lord
They're trying to keep you down now, oh

Poverty, that's where I'm gonna stay now
Oh Lord, it seems that's where I'm gonna stay

Track Listing

  • 1 Farther Up the Road
  • 2 Ain't That Lovin' You
  • 3 I'm Too Far Gone (To Turn Around)
  • 4 Poverty
  • 5 Yolanda
  • 6 Stormy Monday Blues
  • 7 I Wouldn't Treat a Dog (The Way You Treated Me)
  • 8 I'll Take Care of You
  • 9 Chains of Love
  • 10 I Pity the Fool
  • 11 Cry, Cry, Cry
  • 12 Lead Me On