D A V I D E S S I G LYRICS: TRACKS FROM "INTO THE LOWERING SKY"
Charity Begins at Home     D

The preacher in the pulpit
- he takes a Christian stand
He says, charity begins at home
- you've got to help your fellow man
But he's got himself a Cadillac
- and and penthouse suite so fine
He pats himself upon the back
- and says, I've got mine

Refrain
I've got mine - I've got mine
Charity begins at home
- and I've got mine
That take all this for granted
- when they draw that moral line
It wasn't God who planned
- it's just that I got mine

The lawyer in the courtroom
- talks like Charles Evans Hughes
But get him in the boardroom
- and he'll change his point of view
Enlightened by self-interest
- he makes a point so fine
He's a blind man for Ayn Rand
- singin' I've got mine

The street kid on the sidewalk
- with hardware in his nose
A skinny puppy on a string
- Salvation Army clothes
He asks you for some money
- a nickle or a dime
You flip that kid a twenty and tell him
- I've got mine

You meet her at a party and
she wants to take you home
She's playing with a loaded deck
- got all her aces showin'
You say, darling, now I'm flattered
- perhaps some other time
Go find someone who matters
- because I've got mine

 

 

1998 - INTO THE Lowering SKY - Click for Album Track listing and Real Audio Samples.
INTO THE LOWERING SKY
2002 - DECLARATION DAY - Click for Album Track listing and Real Audio Samples.
DD
1996 - TREMBLE AND WEEP - Click for Album Track listing and Real Audio Samples.
TW
1993 - STATE OF ORIGIN - Click for Album Track listing and Real Audio Samples.
SOO
1990 - REBEL FLAG - Click for Album Track listing and Real Audio Samples.
RF
1988 - MORNING CALM - Click for Album Track listing and Real Audio Samples.
MC
1981 - IN THE TRADITION - Click for Album Track listing and Real Audio Samples.
ITT
'74-'75 - REBIRD COUNTRY / HIGH GROUND - Click for Album Track listing and Real Audio Samples.
RCHG

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