Jul 21, 2009
NOBODY KNOWS YOU (WHEN YOU'RE DOWN AND OUT)
(Singin' the Blues today.)
Once I lived the life of a millionaire,Spent all my money, I just did not care.Took all my friends out for a good time,Bought bootleg liquor, champagne and wine.
Then I began to fall so low,Lost all my good friends, I did not have nowhere to go.I get my hands on a dollar again,I'm gonna hang on to it till that eagle grins.
'Cause no, no, nobody knows youWhen you're down and out.In your pocket, not one penny,And as for friends, you don't have any.
When you finally get back up on your feet again,Everybody wants to be your old long-lost friend.Said it's mighty strange, without a doubt,Nobody knows you when you're down and out.
When you finally get back upon your feet again,Everybody wants to be your good old long-lost friend.Said it's mighty strange,Nobody knows you,Nobody knows you,Nobody knows you when you're down and out.
A somber song for, what to me, will be a somber day. The whole thing is nearly eight minutes long, but it really speaks to me (for one) of everything we as a nation are collectively going through.