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Thread #3772   Message #2886621
Posted By: oldhippie
14-Apr-10 - 03:12 PM
Thread Name: Songs about the homeless
Subject: RE: Songs about the homeless
TEARDROPS OF BLOOD
Richard Aberdeen
from the Homeless In America CD mentioned abovve   


      Leroy lives in a cardboard box

      Down by the mission bell

      Where saints refuse to go

      And the sinners wish him well

      Forced to carry his own cross

      While we drive nails in his coffin

      You might say it is routine

      It happens far to often


      A decorated soldier

      Veteran of the war

      Who would've thought that he would be

      Among the sick and poor?

      The preacher-man wags his head

      While the rich man turns away

      His mother looks on weeping

      Teardrops of blood are falling


      Jesus sang a Samaritan song

      Down by the mission bell

      Where saints refused to go

      And the sinners wished him well

      Forced to carry his own cross

      While we drove nails in his coffin

      You might say it was routine

      It happened far to often


      A decorated soldier

      Veteran of the war

      Who would've thought that he would be

      Among the sick and poor?

      The preacher-man wagged his head

      While the rich man turned away

      His mother looked on weeping

      Teardrops of blood were falling


      Leroy lives in a cardboard box

      Down by the mission bell

      Where saints refuse to go

      And the sinners wish him well

      Seems no one down here gives a damn

      Though the stone's been rolled away

      Our father looks on weeping

      Teardrops of blood are falling