40 Cents In My Hat

by Chavez

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Song I made for friend of mine, based on lyrics by his brother-in-law.

lyrics

I was born down in New Zealand,
Back in 1970.
I was born down in New Zealand,
Back in 1970.

Ever since I was a child, Lord,
Hard times have followed after me.

I have tried to sleep in a freezing, cold flat,
Just my guitar and Bible next to me.
I have tried to sleep in a freezing, cold flat,
Just my guitar and Bible next to me.
No furniture or blankets, no,
I've had some hard times, don't you see?

Once I woke up with a toothache,
I couldn't eat one piece of food,
Once I woke up with a toothache,
I couldn't eat one piece of food.
I had to work twelve hours that day,
That left me feeling tired, left me feeling blue.

Well, I set up all my fishing gear,
Went down to the river, strong and bold,
Well, I set up all 1 fishing gear,
Went down to the river, strong and bold.
I fished all day in the pouring rain,
The only thing I caught was a cold.

I hang out alone most of the time,
Well, I just can't find a friend,
I hang out alone most of the time,
Well, I just can't find a friend,
I knew a lot of people once,
But they just drove me round the bend.

I'm busking down at the shopping centre,
Trying to make 4 dollars for a pie.
Yeah, I'm busking down at the shopping centre,
Trying to make 4 dollars for a pie.
Two people dropped forty cents in my hat,
Everybody just passed me by.

Two people dropped forty cents in my hat,
Everybody just passed me by.

credits

released April 30, 2014
Shaun McVicar - lyrics;
Tihomir Škara - drums;
Bojan Chavez Aleksić - everything else.

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Chavez Kula, Serbia

Lover of music. ''Do it all by yourself'' kind of person. I generally do acoustic arrangements, but on some occasions, some rock / grunge / metal piece will pop up to reveal my true nature and allegiance.

Hope you like what I do.
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