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In the style of

Ray Charles


my bills are all due
and the baby
needs shoes
and i'm busted

cotton is down
to a quarter a pound
but i'm busted

i got a cow
that went dry
and a hen
that won't lay
a big stack of bills
that gets bigger
each day

the county's gonna
haul my belongings
'cause i'm busted

i went to my brother
to ask for a loan
'cause i was busted
i hate to beg like a dog
without his bone
but i'm busted

my brother said
there ain't a thing
i can do
my wife and my kids
are all down
with the flu

and i was just
thinkin' about
callin' on you
and i'm busted

well i am no thief
but a man
can go wrong
when he's busted

the food
that we canned
last summer
is gone
and i'm busted

the fields are all bare
and the cotton
won't grow
me and my family
gotta pack up and go

but i'll make a livin'
just where
i don't know
'cause i'm busted

i'm broke
no bread
i mean like nothin'
forget it


  • Duration : 2:10
  • Key : Eb
  • Genre : R&B/Hip-Hop
  • Year released : 1963
  • Language : English

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