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Who Cares

 
Credits
Lyric Credits: Mike Lacey
Music Credits: Mike Lacey
Producer Credits: Mike Lacey
Publisher Credits: Mike Lacey
Label Credits: Mike Lacey
Description
Short Song Description:
When you're down and out, ain't much to lose
Story Behind the Song:
Inspired by a little bit of dignity in a homeless person revealing the real person inside
Metadata
Song Length:
3:35
Primary Genre:
Rock-Roots/Rock n' Roll
Secondary Genre:
Blues-Rock
Tempo:
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal:
Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1:
Life
Subject Matter 2:
Justice
Mood 1:
Troubled
Similar Artist 1:
John Cougar Mellencamp
Language:
English
Era:
2000 and later
Lyrics
The wind howled with a deadly chill
And he was lying deadly still
I looked around for someone I could blame

Some people think that he never tried
And I still wonder why
Some people die without a name

Now it's over, the grate is clean
There's nothin' left to block the steam
He was dealt a losin' hand that night
It's best to end this way
He's better off where he is today
Instead of wonderin where he's gonna sleep tonight

Chorus
But who cares, when it doesn't hurt you,
I guess as long as you don't feel it, well, then you don't mind
But in this world, if your means desert you
Then you better take whatever shelter you can find

When he died he was all alone
His shopping cart carried all he owned
It ain't the kind of life that you would choose
I guess you lose the will to fight
When you think you got no rights
With nothin' left to gain or left to lose

Chorus

We'd better find a way
To change some things today
People die while bureaucrats waste time
We're helpin' everybody else
Why not protect the wealth
And get our priorities in line

Chorus

You take what people give, you beg so you can live, you take whatever
you can find
Copyright 1990 Mike Lacey