Down on me, down on me
Looks like everybody in this whole round world
They're down on me

Love in this world is so hard to find
When you've got yours and I got mine
That's why it looks like everybody in this whole round world
They're down on me

Saying they're down on me, down on me
Looks like everybody in this whole round world
Down on me

When you see a hand that's held out toward you
Give it some love, someday it may be you
That's why it looks like everybody in this whole round world
They're down on me, yeah

Lord, they're down on me, down on me, oh!
Looks like everybody in this whole round world
Is down on me

Believe in your brother, have faith in man
Help each other, honey, if you can
Because it looks like everybody in this whole round world
Is down on me

I'm saying down on me, oh, down on me, oh
It looks like everybody in this whole round world
Down on me


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    I...cannot believe that nobody has posted on this song. It is so amazing. And it's obviously Janis' typical point of view that everyone in the world is against her, and that love is the only thing that makes her feel better.

    The Lawloratoron January 19, 2006   Link
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    sing it sister

    subterranean_summeron February 04, 2006   Link
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    great song

    why so few posts though?

    farrellon May 10, 2006   Link
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    One of my favorite songs by Janis

    sweetnlow866on September 14, 2006   Link
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    i love it. so very her. just saying, hey, be nice...it helps people out.

    jdeppsfavfan1on May 17, 2007   Link
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    isn't it obvious? she want's the whole world to go down her.

    vulvaloveon November 21, 2008   Link
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    such a great song...easily my favorite janis joplin song. However the live at monterey pop version with the holding company is ten times better

    tmholdsworthon February 13, 2009   Link
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    I just got into Janis Joplin. Her lyrics are very beautiful.

    lilymariex3on February 14, 2009   Link

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