Who Sang Wrote a Song for Everyone? Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples You Are Not Alone cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2010-9-14
Genre: Funk / Soul Folk, World, & Country
Style: Gospel/Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 3:47
Met myself a comin' county welfare line.
I was feelin' strung out, hung out on the line.
Saw myself a goin', down to war in June.
What I want, all I want is to write myself a tune.

Wrote a song for ev'ryone,
Wrote a song for truth.
Wrote a song for ev'ryone
And I couldn't leave it up to you.

Got myself arrested, wound me up in jail.
Richmond 'bout to blow up, communication failed.
If you see the answer, now's the time to say.
What I want, all I want is to get you down to pray.

[Chorus:Repeat x2]
(And I couldn't even talk to you)

Saw the people a standin' thousand years in chains.
Somebody said it's diff'rent now, look, it's just the same.
Pharoahs spins the message, round and round the truth.
They could have saved a million people, how can I tell you?

[Chorus:Repeat x3]

CD 1
  • 1 Don't Knock
  • 2 You Are Not Alone
  • 3 Downward Road
  • 4 In Christ There Is No East or West
  • 5 Creep Along Moses
  • 6 Losing You
  • 7 I Belong to the Band
  • 8 Last Train
  • 9 Only the Lord Knows
  • 10 Wrote a Song for Everyone
  • 11 We're Gonna Make It
  • 12 Wonderful Savior
  • 13 Too Close / On My Way to Heaven

  • Release information
    label: Anti‐
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 045778707621
    script: Latin