My friend can't go home no more.
I guess that's what happens when you're too poor
to be a good kid in good clothes in a
bad neighborhood that's no good,
where pride makes you a traitor to your kind.
When his brother was murdered a year ago,
it was the same as it is now.

There's no witness relocation plans for those in slums.
I know, because my friend could sure use one.
Third-grade brothers and sisters threatened by grown men,
who stand outside while families slowly died. They tried

to talk to Edwin Eisendrath,
but the chairman of the C.H.A. can't find a way
to keep one family safe.

"Nothing's that important to me."

You two sit by the phone
waiting for that special girl to call.
I used to forget to go on
when my days got too long.
I feel really scared,
but it always wears away.
It doesn't always go away.


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    Lyric CorrectionAbsolutely brilliant song musically and lyrically, one of my favourites. A few corrections if you believe my interpretation:

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    My friend can’t go home no more.
    I guess that’s what happens when you’re too poor
    to be a good kid in good clothes in a bad neighbourhood
    That’s no good
    when pride
    makes you a traitor to your kind.
    When his brother was murdered a year ago, it was the same as it is now
    –as it is now.

    They’ve no witness relocation plans for those in slums.
    I know ’cause my friend could sure use one.
    Third-grade brothers and sisters threatened by grown men
    –grown men–
    who’d stand outside
    while families slowly died.
    They tried

    to talk to Edwin Eisendrath, but the chairman of the CHA
    can’t find a way
    to keep one family safe.

    Nothing’s that important to me.
    Nothing’s that important to me.

    I used to sit by the phone
    waiting for that special girl to call.
    I used to forget to go home
    when my days got too long.
    I’d feel really scared, but it always went away.
    It doesn’t always go away.
    dv1989on June 21, 2011   Link

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