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They Kick You When You're Down


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Mode Z Catalogue Nbr: S0086

Composer: James Medary Cooper
Lyricist: James Medary Cooper

Lyrics by: Cooper, James Medary
For: Song - Popular Styles (Secular, Lead Sheet)
Price: $1.60 (+ shipping & handling: $3.00 USA, $6.00 outside USA)



Lyrics:

If I had a dollar and I
asked for one more,
some poor boy would hear me and 
he'd give me four; 

but when you ain't got nothing and you're falling on the ground, 
that's when they get you, yes, 
they kick you when you're down. 

When it's warm and feet are bare 
you know I'm standing tall; 
in winter when their boots are on, 
that's when I fall; 

it's always when there's mud and cold I'm falling on the ground, 
that's when they get you, yes, 
they kick you when you're down.

When I had your loving you know 
Betsy loved me too, 
but I had to drop her so 
I could stay with you; 

but then of course you left me right here falling on the ground, 
that's when they get you, yes, 
they kick you when you're down.

Yes I see when Grandpa died 
of course I should have known, 
still I really needed to see you, but just then 
thieves had wrecked your home; 

you know the bad will wait so long 'til you're falling on the ground, 
that's when they get you, yes, 
they kick you when you're down.

I'm sure glad there's a heaven, 
some-times I think it's my only hope, 
when people are all so cruel and mean, 
I just can't cope; 

and so I say just "shoot me!", I'm sick of falling on the ground; 
but still they get me, 
they just kick me when I'm down. 

© 2000 James M. Cooper

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