"Down & Out" as written by and Fred J/west Briggs....
I'll tell you a little story
A man roaming the streets
The one with raggedy clothes
The one you ignore to see

I'll tell you a little story
A man I used to know
Smelling oh so bad
People laugh at him

Down and out
Call him what you'd like
Penniless and broke
Destitute for life

Down and out
Without a roof tonight
Wandering around
His life is in a rut

I once knew a man
Who's life was doing fine
Got himself a degree
And a fine looking wife

I once knew a man
Put a mortgage on a house
Bought a nice car
And friends were all around

Cloudy days will come
Getting laid off is all part of life
Losing, first your house
Your wife is next line

Cloudy days will come
No friends are to be found
The life you once had
Is taken just like that

Down and out
He was once one of us
Life can take a turn
Life can be unkind

Whose concern?
How about you and me
Think for a minute
It can happen to anyone

Lyrics submitted by punkpirate

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    General CommentThis has to be one of the best songs written by the Casualties. Just amazing.
    drizzleon September 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentKind of scary when you think about it... one day your living a fine life and at any moment it can all fall apart in yur face
    sebrodon May 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDo the same routine
    Go through garbage cans
    Looking for some food
    Just try to stay alive.

    Do the same routine
    ¡?¡? ¡?¡? ¡?¡?
    With a memory
    Of the life he once had.
    Scissors333on January 04, 2012   Link

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