"I Try" as written by and Michael Ivey....
I Try

(Basehead, 1992)

Turn on the TV, and I read the news
I know all the things the world is going through:
Men forced to die, a nuclear sky
And the same greet each day with some hope and a smile
You know that I try–and you said you’d try–
To not let the world go and get me down
You know that I try–and yeah I try

Don’t have to read the paper
To know that there’s homeless people living in the streets
The Congressmen shouldn’t need votes
Or have to be coaxed
To see folks need a place to sleep
But everybody that I know keeps talking ‘bout a brighter day
It’s hard to see when it will come
And everybody that I know keeps talking ‘bout a better way
Nobody will live by one

But still I do try
You know that l try
To not the world go and get me down
You know that I try, and you said you’d try
To not let this world turn this smile to a frown…
You know I try, and you said you’d try
To not let this world go and get me down
You know I try, and you said you’d try

“Love will save the day!”
That’s what too many songs say–
“Must have faith in humanity of man.”
The Jews and their fears
The Trail Of Tears
The Man, he looks down at me for hundreds of years

But you know that I try to have faith
in nothing but words…
How will it be in South Africa and this occurs?

But you know that I try…
To not let the world go and get me down…
To not let the world turn this smile to a frown
To still keep feet on solid ground…

etc.


Lyrics submitted by ChrisBayer

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