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BROWN TEARS

 

THE SADDIST TEARS 

ARE BROWN GIRL’S TEARS. 

IT TAKES SO MUCH TO MAKE HER CRY. 

TAKE HER SON AWAY, 

GET HIM ON DOPE, 

WORK HIM IN THE FIELDS, 

KILL HIM IN KOREA, 

MAKE HIM A WAITER WITH A PH.D. 

SHE’LL SMILE THAT SPECIAL, BITTER SMILE 

THROUGH THE BROWN MASK SHE USES FOR A SHIELD 

AND THE TEARS WILL FLOW, 

BUT DEEP INSIDE AND BLOOD RED. 

 

TAKE HER MAN AWAY, 

WORK HER IN YOUR BIG HOUSE. 

LET HER RIDE THE STREETCARS. 

MAKE HER SHARE HER KITCHEN. 

GIVE HER A MORTGAGE, TAKES A THOUSAND DAYS TO PAY – 

SHE’LL PAY IT. 

GIVE HER A SENTENCE, TAKES A THOUSAND NIGHTS TO SERVE – 

SHE’LL SERVE IT. 

PADDY, YOU’LL NEVER WRING A TEAR FROM HER, ‘CAUSE SHE IS THE QUEEN OF MISERY! 

SHE WON’T CRY FOR YOU 

BUT SHE’LL WEEP FOR ME. 

 

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