Music Break: John Lennon – Crippled Inside

May 30, 2020

Holds up pretty well.

Lyrics:

You can shine your shoes and wear a suit
You can comb your hair and look quite cute
You can hide your face behind a smile
One thing you can’t hide
Is when you’re crippled inside

You can wear a mask and paint your face
You can call yourself the human race
You can wear a collar and a tie
One thing you can’t hide
Is when you’re crippled inside

Well now you know that your
Cat has nine lives
Nine lives to itself
But you only got one
And a dog’s life ain’t fun
Momma take a look outside

You can go to church and sing a hymn
You can judge me by the color of my skin
You can live a lie until you die
One thing you can’t hide
Is when you’re crippled inside

Well now you know that your
Cat has nine lives
Nine lives to itself
But you only got one
And… 

4 Responses to “Music Break: John Lennon – Crippled Inside”

  1. Sir Charles Says:

    “I can’t breathe”

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  2. redskylite Says:

    Very appropriate today. Like Dylan, Lennon expresses severe social problems of any age, perfectly in a few simple rhymes. Hopeful there will be more singers with this talent in present and future generations. Keep on imagining and hpe.

    • redskylite Says:

      He went down to Oxford Town
      Guns and clubs followed him down
      All because his face was brown
      Better get away from Oxford Town

      • redskylite Says:

        If you’re black you might as well not show up on the street
        Unless you want to draw the heat.


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