"Shelters" as written by and Maria Mckee Steven Van Zandt....
Been hard at work today, like every other day
It's not a living wage
If you can't afford the rent
We fret our lives away
On bills we haven't paid
You search all through the day
For a place to lay your head

We got shelters
For people on the streets who are homeless
But I think the system is broken
'Cause too many people are working
And still can't afford the rent

You came here on your own
A future still unknown
To end the hard times
And get back on your feet
Here unemployment's low
But all the rooms are full
You found a job
Although you're still on the street

We got shelters
For people on the streets who are homeless
But I think the system is broken
'Cause too many people are working
And still can't afford the rent

The city points you to
The shelter on 4th Avenue
They've got one thousand beds
For twice as many heads
Your number isn't called
You're back out in the cold
To think about how cruel it is to be misled

We got shelters
For people on the streets who are homeless
But I think the system is broken
'Cause too many people are working
And still can't afford the rent



Lyrics submitted by Kate2121

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