Free Samples

29 04 2008

Well, if we look around at the world
Then we look inside ourselves
I think you know that you will find
Why we don’t hang it on a shelf
‘Cause life goes on in all its ways
And I know it’s gonna be alright
We gonna go to sleep tonight and we’ll make it
Through the night, ’cause we are real.
Well are those free samples he said to me
As he looked inside my bowl.
No, that’s the money I have made from the stories I have told
And some people recognize the truth today
And some just pass you by.
You know the ones that are still asleep by the glazed
Look in their eyes, ’cause we are real.
And the lights are shinin’ on the street out there
With the people passin’ by
You see their faces and some are smilin’
And some wanta make you cry
But life goes on in all it’s ways, and I know it’s gonna be alright
We gonna go to sleep tonight and we’ll make it
Through the night, ’cause we are real

 


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27 02 2009
Shawn Phillips

I once was a busker on the streets of London, and 30 years later found myself singing on Third St. in Santa Monica. A homeless man looked into my tip bowl and asked if they were free samples. I gave him a dollar. Two weeks later he went by again – I sang him the song and he gave me my dollar back.

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