See that wino in the gutter...
I've been him.
See that wino in the gutter...
Well I've been him.
See that wino in the gutter...
Watch him stumble hear him stutter
As he cries out for his mother.
Well, I've been him.

See that soldier with his gun...
Well I've been him.
See that soldier with his gun...
Well I've been him.
See that soldier raise his gun.
Watch him kill and see him run,
And then forget the things he's done.
Well I've been him.

Hey -- I've been him... I've been him.
I've been him, and I've been you.
Tell me ain't you been there too?

See that brave man standing trial...
Well I've been him.
See that coward run and hide..
Well I've been him.
See that finger-pointing preacher.
See that never-learning teacher.
Every crawling, crying creature...
Well, I've been him.

I've been him, I've been him...
I've been him, and I've been you.
Tell me ain't you been there too?

See that little baby cry...
Well, I've been him.
See that old man about to die...
Well, I'll be him, someday I'll be him.
When I'm tall enough to stand
So's I can reach and touch God's hand,
Then I believe I'll understand...
And I'll be him.

And when I'm tall enough to stand
So's I can reach and touch God's hand,
Then I believe I'll understand...
And I'll be him.


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