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Thread #53373   Message #822436
Posted By: Mudjack
09-Nov-02 - 06:07 PM
Thread Name: Songs on homelessness: faith perspective
Subject: Lyr Add: I REMEMBER LOVING YOU (from Utah Phillips
This song is one I use to reflect feelings for the homeless, I mean those that are homeless beyond their control, not the social burdens that stand out on the street corners with their signs looking to make a hundred bucks a day.
Mudjack

I REMEMBER LOVING YOU
As recorded by Utah Phillips on ďThe Telling Takes Me HomeĒ (1997)

1. I look at my brown suitcase, think of all the places that I been:
The railroad yards and prison guards, all the dumpy little towns along the stem,
And the whispering of the people as they watch every move that I go through.
I remember all these things; mostly I remember loving you.

CHORUS: I remember loving you,
Back when the world was new,
And I think you loved me too.
I remember loving you.

2. The buckskin smells, so the people tell, as we huddled in the boxcar from the rain,
Flashing lights that cut the night, the railroad bulls that pulled us off the train,
When the winter's cold and the Norther blows, Iím huddled in the corner till Iím blue.
I remember all these things; mostly I remember loving you. CHORUS

3. The winter streets where the frozen sleet comes soaking through the cardboard in my shoes,
Where the Promised Land might be a place where a man could find free cigarettes and booze,
And the alleyways full of ragged strays, the doorway wine I tell my troubles to,
I remember all these things; mostly I remember loving you. CHORUS TWICE