INDIGO GIRLS


Love Of The Common People Lyrics

"Love of the Common People" is a song credited to "Hurley/ Wilkens."
I honestly have no idea who these people are. I DO know that Emily
calls this an "old folk song," and claims that she learned it from a
nun. And, apparently, it has also been recorded by Paul Young. The
girls have been performing it since at least 1986, and a live version
of it appears on the "Reverse 1" CD.
Love of the Common People.
Living on free food tickets
There's water in the milk from a hole in the roof
Where the rain came through
What can you do?
You've got tears from your little sister
Crying 'cause she doesn't have a dress without a patch
For the party to go
But you know she's gonna get by.
-chorus-
Living in the love of the common people
Smiles from the heart of a family man
Daddy's gonna buy you a dream to cling to
Momma's gonna love you just as much as she can
And she can.
It's a good thing you don't have bus fare
It would fall through the hole in your pocket
And you'd lose it the snow on the ground
You better walk to town and find a job.
And you try to keep your hands warm
But the hole in your shoe lets the snow come through
And it chills you to the bone
You better go home, where it's warm.
-chorus-
Living on a dream ain't easy
But the closer the knit, the tighter the fit
And the chills stay away
We like to keep them in stride with family pride.
Faith is your foundation
Got a whole lot of love and a warm conversation
But don't forget to pray
It's keeping us strong where we belong.
-chorus-
Living in the love of the common people
(...You know that faith is your foundation)
Smiles from the heart of a family man
(...Little bit of love and a warm conversation)
Daddy's gonna buy you a dream to cling to
(...Don't forget to pray, it's keeping us strong)
Momma's gonna love you just as much as she can
(...Where we belong)
Living in the love of the common people
(...Oh, living on a dream ain't easy)
Smiles from the heart of a family man
(...But the closer the knit, the tighter the fit)
Daddy's gonna buy you a dream to cling to
(...We like to keep 'em in stride)
Momma's gonna love you just as much as she can
(...Family pride)
And she can.

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Songwriter(s): Ronnie Wilkins, John Hurley
Copyright: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing
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