"Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" as written by and Jimmie Cox....
Well once I lived the life of a millionaire
Spending my money, I didn't care
Takin' my friends out for a mighty good time
Buyin' boot leg liquor, champagne and wine
Then I began to fall so low
Couldn't find me no friends
Had no place to go
If I ever get my hands on a dollar again
I'm gonna hold on to it, till the eagle grins

I said nobody knows you
When you're down and out
In your pocket, you ain't got one penny
And your friends, you didn't have any
Just as soon as you get up on your feet again
Here they all come, they say that they're your long-lost friend
Oh lord without a doubt
Nobody wants you
Nobody needs you
Nobody wants you
When you're down and out

I say

Nobody wants you
Nobody needs you
Nobody wants you when you're down and out


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"Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" as written by Jimmy Cox

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    General CommentIt means the people are as a general rule opportunistic, and forgiving of their own behavior and preachy about others, depending on surrounding circumstance. It means that mostly people suck, perhaps especially people that don't think they suck. It's a song that actually means something concrete, which to my mind makes it superior to many other songs.
    sdz896542on July 21, 2016   Link

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