Music: Nina Simone, 'Baltimore' (1978)

99999.-Baltimore1978


Written by Randy Newman, performed by Nina Simone.


BALTIMORE

Beat-up little seagull
On a marble stair
Tryin' to find the ocean
Lookin' everywhere


Hard times in the city
In a hard town by the sea
Ain't nowhere to run to
There ain't nothin' here for free


Hooker on the corner
Waitin' for a train
Drunk lyin' on the sidewalk
Sleepin' in the rain


And they hide their faces
And they hide their eyes
'cause the city's dyin'
And they don't know why


Oh, baltimore
Man, it's hard just to live
Oh, baltimore
Man, it's hard just to live, just to live


Get my sister sandy
And my little brother ray
Buy a big old wagon
Gonna haul us all away


Livin' in the country
Where the mountain's high
Never comin' back here
'til the day I die


Oh, baltimore
Man, it's hard just to live
Oh, baltimore
Man, it's hard just to live, just to live

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