One Man Singin'

 

I heard him singin' in a local dive

Where the sun shines inside out

Where people go and stay a little while

Some folks listen and others don't

But everyone is there waitin' to hear what they can take

To make their lives a little better

 

One man caught my ear and I let go of my hands

I couldn't help myself but try to listen

To songs about dancin' in everybody's shoes

And colors of the rainbow all shaded with the blues

 

            Now what do people do when they do what they do

            Why do people say what they say anyway

            Tomorrow mornin's comin' soon

            Tomorrow mornin's comin' soon

 

Cigarettes and simple smiles

Booze and calculated frowns

The crowd was a doin' the right thing

They came in here to hear one man sing

 

The soul of his voice was familiar to the marrow

My heart turned loose of my head

And the pain in my chest it stopped just a second

But that was enough

One man singin' was enough

 

            Now what do people do when they do what they do

            Why do people say what they say anyway

            Tomorrow mornin's comin' soon

            Tomorrow mornin's comin' soon

 

 

                                                                        Malcolm Holcombe

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