Forty Cents

by Jimmy Sky

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Created in 2007, 'Forty Cents' made the rounds with A Name Will Come and Flowers For Lily but was ultimately scrapped. Written for victims of abuse, the homeless and those without love, the song stands as an indictment on those who could, but refuse to lift a finger, spare some change for someone, or take some small action that might change a person's life for the better.


Also available on 'C Side Volume 4: Drowning Silver'

lyrics

Drowning in the silver water
Where the lion never sleeps

And the world must know

Why do you sit
Take every hit
Like a canvas
For the violence of his childhood
It would be
So damn easy baby
Just to run
And never look back
Like it's nothing

You're drowning in the silver water
Where the lion never sleeps

And the world must know

He tried so hard
To beat the odds
But now he sleeps in a treehouse
Built by children years ago
Too much grog
Not enough love and tenderness
And no-one cares if he's dying now
He is nothing

He's drowning in the silver water
Where the lion never sleeps

And the world must know

Forty cents
Is all it takes to help them
But no-one gives a damn or a dime
Cause they might lose too much time
In this world
We're all cursed
Until we find our sinking hearts
We are nothing

He's drowning in the silver water
Where the lion never sleeps

And the world must know

credits

released February 17, 2016
Lyrics, Sampling, Music and Performances by Jimmy Sky
Recorded, Arranged and Mixed by Jimmy Sky
Mastered by LANDR
Photography and Cover Art by Jimmy Sky

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Jimmy Sky Australia

Musician, actor, writer, singer, photographer, dreamer, weirdo, fool.

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