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Thread #105792   Message #2185378
Posted By: Peace
02-Nov-07 - 08:37 PM
Thread Name: Davey Graham: what a waste
Subject: RE: Davey Graham: what a waste
I have never heard Davey Graham.

That said, I think we all have things we'd like to forget, things we'd like never to have done, things that have shamed us. If the man you went to see wasn't the man you saw, then maybe this song will help you.

There But For Fortune by Phil Ochs


Show me a prison, show me a jail,                        
Show me a prisoner whose face has gone pale               
And I'll show you a young man with so many reasons why
And there but for fortune, may go you or I

Show me the alley, show me the train,
Show me a hobo who sleeps out in the rain,
And I'll show you a young man with so many reasons why
There but for fortune, may go you or go I -- you and I.

Show me the whiskey stains on the floor,
Show me the dunken man as he stumbles out the door,
And I'll show you a young man with so many reasons why
There but for fortune, may go you or go I -- you and I.

Show me the country where bombs had to fall,
Show me the ruins of buildings once so tall,
And I'll show you a young land with so many reasons why
There but for fortune, go you or go I -- you and I.
You and I,
There but for fortune, go you or go I -- you and I.