"Poverty Train" as written by and Laura Nyro....
Last call for the poverty train
Last call for the poverty train
It looks good and dirty on shiny light strip
And if you don't get beat you got yourself a trip You can see the walls roar, see your brains on the floor Become God, become cripple, become funky and split Why was I born
whoa-oh no-no-no-no no no no, no

Oh baby, I just saw the Devil and he's smilin' at me
I heard my bones cry,
Devil why's it got to be
Devil played with my brother,
Devil drove my mother
Now the tears in the gutter are floodin' the sea
Why was I born
whoa-oh no-no-no-no no no no, no

Oh baby, it looks good and dirty, them shiny lights glow
A million night tramps, tricks and tracks will come and go You're starvin' today
But who cares anyway
Baby, it feels like I'm dyin' now

I swear there's something better than
Getting off on sweet cocaine It feels so good
It feels so good
Gettin' off the poverty train

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"Poverty Train" as written by Laura Nyro

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    General Commentthis is about the plight of the poor. People who have money care little for them and many are addicted to drugs.
    supernukeon August 08, 2011   Link

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