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    Ray Charles - Busted






    My bills are all due and the baby needs shoes and I'm busted
    Cotton is down to a quarter a pound, but I'm busted
    I got a cow that went dry and a hen that won't lay
    A big stack of bills that gets bigger each day
    The county's gonna haul my belongings away cause I'm busted.

    I went to my brother to ask for a loan cause I was busted
    I hate to beg like a dog without his bone, but I'm busted
    My brother said there ain't a thing I can do,
    My wife and my kids are all down with the flu,
    And I was just thinking about calling on you 'cause I'm busted.

    Well, I am no thief, but a man can go wrong when he's busted
    The food that we canned last summer is gone and I'm busted
    The fields are all bare and the cotton won't grow,
    Me and my family got to pack up and go,
    But I'll make a living, just where I don't know cause I'm busted.

    I'm broke, no bread, I mean like nothing,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLWoiC-3b60




    Money - Pink Floyd





    Money, get away.
    Get a good job with good pay and youre okay.
    Money, its a gas.
    Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash.
    New car, caviar, four star daydream,
    Think Ill buy me a football team.

    Money, get back.
    Im all right jack keep your hands off of my stack.
    Money, its a hit.
    Dont give me that do goody good bull****.
    Im in the high-fidelity first class traveling set
    And I think I need a lear jet.

    Money, its a crime.
    Share it fairly but dont take a slice of my pie.
    Money, so they say
    Is the root of all evil today.
    But if you ask for a raise its no surprise that theyre
    Giving none away.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXQg7...eature=related


    Annie

    It's the hard-knock life





    [ORPHANS]
    It's the hard-knock life for us!

    It's the hard-knock life for us!

    [ANNIE]
    'Steada treated,

    [ORPHANS]
    We get tricked!

    [ANNIE]
    'Steada kisses,


    [ORPHANS]
    We get kicked!

    [ALL]
    It's the hard-knock life!
    Got no folks to speak of, so,
    It's the hard-knock row we how!

    [ANNIE]

    Cotton blankets,

    [ORPHANS]
    'Steada of wool!

    [ANNIE]
    Empty Bellies

    [ORPHANS]
    'Steada of full!


    [ALL]
    It's the hard-knock life!

    [ANNIE]
    Don't if feel like the wind is always howl'n?

    [KATE AND TESSIE]
    Don't it seem like there's never any light!

    [DUFFY AND JULY]

    Once a day, don't you wanna throw the towel in?

    [MOLLY AND PEPPER]
    It's easier than puttin' up a fight.

    [ANNIE]
    No one's there when your dreams at night get creepy!
    No one cares if you grow...of if you shrink!
    No one dries when your eyes get wet an' weepy!


    [ALL]
    From all the cryin' you would think this place's a sink!
    Ohhhh!!!!!!!
    Empty belly life!
    Rotten smelly life!
    Full of sorrow life!
    No tomorrow life!

    [MOLLY]

    Santa Claus we never see

    [ANNIE]
    Santa Claus, what's that?
    Who's he?

    [ALL]
    No one cares for you a smidge
    When you're in an orphanage!


    [MOLLY]
    (Making a whistling sound and imitating Miss. Hannigan)
    You'll stay up till this dump shines
    like the top of the Chrysler Building.

    [ORPHANS]
    Yank the whiskers from her chin
    Jab her with a safety Pin
    Make her drink a mickey finn

    I love you, Miss Hannigan

    [MOLLY]
    (whistle) Get to work!
    (whistle) Strip them beds!
    (whistle) I said get to work!

    [ALL]
    It's the hard-knock life for us
    It's the hard-knock life for us

    No one cares for you a smidge
    When your in an orphanage
    It's the hard-knock life
    It's the hard-knock life
    It's the hard-knock life!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahdBUnVEuYM

    Phil Collins - Another day in Paradise


    She calls out to the man on the street
    sir, can you help me?
    Its cold and Ive nowhere to sleep,
    Is there somewhere you can tell me?

    He walks on, doesnt look back
    He pretends he cant hear her
    Starts to whistle as he crosses the street
    Seems embarrassed to be there

    Oh think twice, its another day for
    You and me in paradise
    Oh think twice, its just another day for you,
    You and me in paradise

    She calls out to the man on the street
    He can see shes been crying
    Shes got blisters on the soles of her feet
    Cant walk but shes trying

    Oh think twice...

    Oh lord, is there nothing more anybody can do
    Oh lord, there must be something you can say

    You can tell from the lines on her face
    You can see that shes been there
    Probably been moved on from every place
    cos she didnt fit in there

    Oh think twice...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U66rz...eature=related


    Billy Ocean - When The Going Gets Tough The Tough Get Going






    When the going gets tough


    The tough get going
    Tough, tough, huh, huh, huh
    When the going gets tough, the tough get ready

    Yeah, ooooh, du da do da

    I got something to tell you
    I got something to say
    I'm gonna put this dream in motion
    Never let nothing stand in my way
    When the going gets tough
    The tough get going

    I'm gonna get myself 'cross the river
    That's the price I'm willing to pay
    I'm gonna make you stand and deliver
    And give me love in the old-fashion way


    Woooh

    Darlin', I'll climb any mountain
    Darlin', I'll do anything

    Ooh, (ooh) can I touch you (can I touch you)
    And do the things that lovers do
    Ooh, (ooh) wanna hold you (wanna hold you)
    I gotta get it through to you, oooh

    When the going gets tough
    The tough get going
    When the going gets rough
    The tough get rough
    Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
    Ooooh baby


    I'm gonna buy me a one-way ticket
    Nothin's gonna hold me back
    Your love's like a slow train coming (slow train coming)
    And I can feel it coming down the track (woh)

    Darlin', I'll climb any mountain
    Darlin', I'll do anything
    Ooh (ooh) can I touch you (can I touch you)
    And do the things that lovers do
    Ooh, (ooh) wanna hold you (wanna hold you)
    I gotta get it through to you (ooh)
    'Cos when the going gets tough
    The tough get going
    When the going gets rough
    The tough get rough

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah


    Wooh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

    Darlin', I'll climb any mountain
    Darlin', I'll swim every sea
    Darlin', I'll reach for the heaven
    Darlin', with you lovin' me
    Oooh (oooh)

    Oooh, can I touch you (can I touch you)
    And do the things that lovers do (can I touch you)
    Oooh, (ooh) wanna hold you (wanna hold you)
    I gotta get it through to you

    When the going gets tough
    Going gets tough
    Going gets rough
    Going gets rough


    Going gets tough
    Going gets tough
    Going gets rough
    Going gets rough

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35YivWEs3zw




    A Country Boy Can Survive



    The preacher man says it’s the end of time
    And the Mississippi River she’s a goin’ dry
    The interest is up and the Stock Markets down
    And you only get mugged
    If you go down town


    I live back in the woods, you see
    A woman and the kids, and the dogs and me
    I got a shotgun rifle and a 4-wheel drive
    And a country boy can survive
    Country folks can survive

    I can plow a field all day long
    I can catch catfish from dusk till dawn
    We make our own whiskey and our own smoke too

    Ain’t too many things these ole boys can’t do
    We grow good ole tomatoes and homemade wine
    And a country boy can survive
    Country folks can survive

    Because you can’t starve us out
    And you cant makes us run
    Cause one-of- ‘em old boys raisin ole shotgun
    And we say grace and we say Ma’am

    And if you ain’t into that we don’t give a damn

    We came from the West Virginia coalmines
    And the Rocky Mountains and the and the western skies
    And we can skin a buck; we can run a trot-line
    And a country boy can survive
    Country folks can survive

    I had a good friend in New York City
    He never called me by my name, just hillbilly

    My grandpa taught me how to live off the land
    And his taught him to be a businessman
    He used to send me pictures of the Broadway nights
    And I’d send him some homemade wine

    But he was killed by a man with a switchblade knife
    For 43 dollars my friend lost his life
    Id love to spit some beechnut in that dudes eyes
    And shoot him with my old 45

    Cause a country boy can survive
    Country folks can survive

    Cause you can’t starve us out and you can’t make us run
    Cause one-of- ‘em old boys raisin ole shotgun
    And we say grace and we say Ma’am
    And if you ain’t into that we don’t give a damn

    We’re from North California and south Alabam
    And little towns all around this land

    And we can skin a buck; we can run a trot-line
    And a country boy can survive
    Country folks can survive

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4s0nzsU1Wg


    Johnny Paycheck ~ Old Violin





    Well, I can't recall, one time in my life,
    I've felt as lonely as I do tonight.
    I feel like I could lay down, and get up no more,
    It's the damndest feelin'; I never felt it before.

    Tonight I feel like an old violin,
    Soon to be put away and never played again.
    Don't ask me why I feel like this, hell, I can't say.

    I only wish this feelin' would just go away.

    I guess it's 'cos the truth,
    Is the hardest thing I ever faced.
    'Cos you can't change the truth,
    In the slightest way. I tried.

    So I asked myself,
    I said: 'John, where'd you go from here?'
    Then like a damned fool,

    I turned around and looked in the mirror.


    And there I saw, an old violin.
    Soon to be put away and never played again.

    So one more time, just to be sure,
    I said: 'John, where in the hell do you go from here?'
    You know that when a nickel's worth of difference,
    And I looked in the mirror, that's when I knew.


    That there I was seein', an old violin.
    Soon to be put away, and never played again.

    And just like that, it hit me,
    That old violin and I were just alike.
    We'd give our all to music,
    And soon, we'd give our life.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RAepGhVZEI

    Ellie


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    The Kinks - Low Budget

    Cheap is small and not too steep
    But best of all cheap is cheap
    Circumstance has forced my hand
    To be a cut price person in a low budget land
    Times are hard but we’ll all survive
    I just got to learn to economize

    I’m on a low budget
    I’m on a low budget
    I’m not cheap, you understand
    I’m just a cut price person
    in a low budget land
    Excuse my shoes they don’t quite fit
    They’re a special offer and they hurt me a bit
    Even my trousers are giving me pain
    They were reduced in a sale so
    I shouldn’t complain
    They squeeze me so tight so
    I can’t take no more
    They’re size 28 but I take 34

    I’m on a low budget
    What did you say
    I’m on a low budget
    I thought you said that

    I’m on a low budget
    I’m a cut price person in a low budget land

    I’m shopping at Woolworth and
    low discount stores
    I’m dropping my standards so
    that I can buy more

    [Quality costs, but quality wastes,
    So I’m giving up all of my expensive tastes.
    Caviar and champagne are definite no’s,
    I’m acquiring a taste for
    brown ale and cod roes]

    [ Find more Lyrics at www.mp3lyrics.org/2w9j ]
    Low budget sure keeps me on my toes
    I count every penny and I watch where it goes
    We’re all on our uppers we’re all going skint
    I used to smoke cigars but
    now I suck polo mints

    I’m on a low budget
    What did you say
    Yea I’m on a low budget
    I thought you said that
    I’m on a low budget
    I’m a cut price person in a low budget land
    I’m on a low budget
    Low budget
    Low budget

    Art takes time, time is money
    Money’s scarce and that ain’t funny
    Millionaires are things of the past
    We’re in a low budget film
    where nothing can last
    Money’s rare there’s none to be found
    So don’t think I’m tight if
    I don’t buy a round

    I’m on a low budget
    What did you say
    Yes I’m on a low budget
    I thought you said that
    I’m on a low budget
    I’m a cut price person in a low budget land
    I’m on a low budget
    Say it again
    Low budget
    One more time
    Low budget

    [I look like a tramp, but don’t write me off,
    I’ll have you all know, I was once a toff
    At least my hair is all mine,
    my teeth are my own,
    But everything else is on permanent loan.
    Once all my clothes were made by hand,
    Now I’m a cut price person
    in a low budget land.
    I’m on a low budget
    I’ll have you all know
    We’re on a low budget
    I’m on a low budget]

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HEW5bXqKbU


    Bob Dylan: Hard Times [Live]

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXZxM...ext=1&index=30


    "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" by Derek and the Dominos

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiwJx5fRjiw

    Depeche Mode- Blasphemous rumors (ORIGINAL VERSION)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muziKxIyh5g


    Ellie


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    How about "16 Tons"by Tennesee Ernie Ford..


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    Tennessee Ernie Ford Sings 16 Tons

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Joo90ZWrUkU


    “Brother Can You Spare a Dime”. The epic ballad of The(real)Great Depression.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eih67rlGNhU


    Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood (Long version!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWLw7...next=1&index=3


    Hard Times- Eric Clapton

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXQYq53O2E4


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    I Like "put A Candle In The Window" -by Credence Clearwater Revival....pretty Much Anything By Credence....!!!

    ....and "anything Goes" -by Randy Houser

    ....and "if I Saw You In Heaven" - By Eric Clapton


  9. #9
    Hard Time songs hhmmm no thanks


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    Janis Joplin, Ball and Chain


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    Billy Joel: Allen Town
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K62DdoFoNeg

    Merle Haggard: If we Make through December

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbaxCG6mjMc

    Merle Haggard: Are the good times really over for good

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auyVy...eature=related


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