Time for classics

LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE

Artist: Young Paul

Video link: here

Lyrics: here

Living on free food tickets,
water in the milk from a hole in the roof
where the rain came through.
What can you do?
Tears from your little sister,
crying ’cause she doesn’t have a dress without a patch
for the party to go.
But you she’ll get by

’cause she’s living in the love of the common people,
smile’s from the heart of a family man.
Daddy’s gonna buy you a dream to cling to,
Mama’s gonna love you just as much as she can
and she can.
It’s a good thing you don’t have a busfare,
it would fall thru’ the hole in your pocket and you’d lose it
in the snow on the ground.
You got to walk into town to find a job.
Tryin’ to keep your hands warm
when the hole in your shoe lets the snow come thru’
and chills you to the bone.
Now you’d better go home where it’s warm,
where you can live in a love of the common people,
smile from the heart of a family man.
Daddy’s gonna buy you a dream to cling to,
Mama’s gonna love you just as much as she can
and she can.
Living on a dream ain’t easy
but the closer the knit the tighter the fit
and the chills stay away.
You take ’em in stride for family pride.
You know that faith is in your foundation
and with a whole lot of love and a warm conversation
but don’t forget to pray.
Making it strong were you belong
and we’re living in the love of the common people,
smile’s from the heart of a family man.
Daddy’s gonna buy you a dream to cling to,
Mama’s gonna love you just as much as she can
and she can.
Yes, we’re living in the love of the
common people,
smile’s from the heart of a family man.
Daddy’s gonna buy you a dream to cling to,
Mama’s gonna love you just as much as she can.
Yes, we’re living in the love of the common people,
smile’s from the heart of a family man.
Daddy’s gon
na buy you a dream to cling to,
Mama’s gonna love you just as much as she can.
Yes, we’re living in the love of the common people,
smile’s really hard on a family man.
Daddy’s gonna buy you a dream to cling to,
Mama’s gonna love you just as much as s
he can
and she can.
– John Hurley & Ronnie Wilkins
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There are some songs that have memories attached to them, and every time you listen to them, you are taken back to the past. This is one such song. I remember being sad for some trivial reason while I was in college. A friend of mine had gifted an audio cassette just to cheer me up. That was the first time when I heard this song, and I got hooked to it. It did uplift my mood. I guess the soft music and lovely lyrics were the reason. Though I don’t remember the reason why I was sad that time, I do remember the feel-good effect of this song on me. I misplaced that audio cassette somehow (I know that proves how callous I am), and had almost forgotten about this song. But one day while we were dining at TGIF, I heard this song playing and felt the urge to hunt for this lovely song..

3 thoughts on “Time for classics

  1. pathania:
    “Times have changed’ – Yes they surely have… But the traditional mindsets are still the same.. Don’t we still rush to the mother for comfort and father for support?

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