Steel Town Blues
Well I’m standin’ out at the crossroads of my life once again. (2X)
When you ain’t got no job or money, you sure can’t find a friend.
I wake up every morning, (have to) drag myself out of bed. (2X)
When you ain’t got no way to earn. a living, you might as well be dead.
I gave ’em all I had, the best years of my life (2X)
And in return I just got burned, with a knife in my back.
(Oh yes I did, and man did it hurt)
I went to get a loan
To try and save my home. (I said)
“Mister banker man,
Could you lend me your hand?”
He said, “I’m sorry son, that your life is in tatters.But money talks, bullshit walks, and you just have the latter.”
Oh lord, I don’t know if you can tell, but I’m feelin’ blue.
When you ain’t got no job, you got everything to lose.
Went to get some food stamps
For my hunger cramps. (I said)
Could you give me some of that?”
He Said, “I’m sorry son, you’re down on your luck;
I know it sounds cold, but hit the road, ’cause you ain’t poor enough.”
Whew, I’m feelin’ mighty low
When you ain’t got no moolah,
You got nowhere to go.
So I’m standing at the crossroads, of my life once again. (2X)
When you ain’t got no job, it seems like the end;
When you ain’t got no money, you can’t find no friends
When you ain’t got no job or money, you-
Sure can sing the blues.