Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by peteham, Jun 22, 2008.
Down 'N Outer by Nanci Griffith on Late Night Grande Hotel. A very pretty and heartbreaking song.
I know. That's why I put a question mark after it.
"Lost at The Bottom of The World" by Tom Waits on his ORPHANS set might be the best song ever written on the subject.
Louisiana 1927 - Randy Newman
Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline. Bound to be some homeless there.
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I suggest the Guy Clark song "Homeless" from the 2002 release "The Dark".
Thinking about that one.
"Rag Bag" by David Lindley is a good one. I don't think he wrote it, though.
The Smartest Monkeys-XTC
Dramarama - Work for food
Back on the street again (I forget the name of the group, mid 60s tho)
Jack Daniels Old Number 7 - Jerry Lee Lewis
If an orphan's point of view fits in, NOBODY'S CHILD was devastating, when I heard it by Lonnie Donegan. The Travelling Wilbury's version is also worthy.
Bag Lady--Eryka Badu
Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)--Crystal Waters
Pearl Jam - Even Flow
Rockin in the Free World - Neil Young
Ain't Got No Home - Clarence "Frogman" Henry
Two by Widespread Panic to add to the list:
"Makes Sense To Me"
"This Part Of Town"
Man on the Corner - Genesis
Come Together - The Beatles (at least, the character the lyrics are describing *could* be a homeless person)
"Rudy" by the Be Good Tanyas
One of the most haunting Christmas songs of recent years.
"Home from the Forest" - Gordon Lightfoot
Junior Brown - "They don't choose to live that way"
Eight Days On The Road: about a trucker who is home less.....
But "Six Days on the Road" is about a trucker who's "gonna make it home tonight..."
Gene Clark's "Spanish Guitar" probably counts: "the beggar whom [sic] sits in the street/on his miserable throne of defeat/envisions no wealth there to meet/thinking nowhere is far..."
Somebody's Baby - Pat Benatar (off Gravity's Rainbow.) One of the most powerful songs she and Neil ever wrote.
"Old Sid" by Daryl Braithwaite.
The Iveys (Badfinger) - They're Knocking Down Our Home
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