Six


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Six

People Like Us
(Silvio's Song)

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People like us, we don't need much
A leftover sandwich, change for the bus
Doors that will open, room in the aisle
A warm place to sit, a stranger who smiles

People like us, we need only one song
To hum down the sidewalk, trundling on
Words that connect our hearts, hands and feet
And if we are lucky, a friend on the street

CHORUS
Why do we break the rules
Where is the line
Who gets to say what’s yours and what’s mine

Begging on corners from cars passing by
It’s like walking on fire but they just blink their eyes
Afraid in the shelter, scared on the street
I had a home but they took it from me

People like us, we need only a spark
(the) Glow from a streetlight, a fire in the dark
And if you’ll stay with me, we can sleep in the park
I’ll hold your hand, you hold my heart

CHORUS
Why do we break the rules
Where is the line
Who gets to say what’s yours and what’s mine

Mary had children, Frank was a dad
Don’t know what happened to the treasures they had
Making a meal from someone’s french fries
Lost in a world that fits only one size

Bert drove a Chevy, Jane had a job
Now they have almost nothing, they’re easy to rob
Looking just crazy, somehow streetwise
I see a ghost of the past in your eyes

CHORUS
Why do we break the rules
Where is the line
Who gets to say what’s yours and what’s mine

And we’re running out of time

Written by Carol Bloor, 2015-2016