Poverty Train

Laura Nyro

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Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro /ˈnɪəroʊ/ NEAR-oh[citation needed] (October 18, 1947 – April 8, 1997) was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist. She achieved critical acclaim with her own recordings, particularly the albums Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968) and New York Tendaberry (1969), and had commercial success with artists such as Barbra Streisand and The 5th Dimension recording her songs. Her style was a hybrid of Brill Building-style New York pop, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, show tunes, rock and soul. more »


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1968
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Last call for the poverty train
Last call for the poverty train
It looks good and dirty on shiny light strip
And if you don't get beat you got yourself a trip	      You can see the walls roar, see your brains on the floor	      Become God, become cripple, become funky and split	      Why was I born	                              
No-no-no-no 
 whoa-oh no-no-no-no no no no, no

Oh baby, I just saw the Devil and he's smilin' at me	
I heard my bones cry, 
Devil why's it got to be	
Devil played with my brother, 
Devil drove my mother	
Now the tears in the gutter are floodin' the sea	
Why was I born	
No-no-no-no 
 whoa-oh no-no-no-no no no no, no

Oh baby, it looks good and dirty, them shiny lights glow	
A million night tramps, tricks and tracks will come and go	You're starvin' today
But who cares anyway
Baby, it feels like I'm dyin'   now

I swear there's something better than	
Getting off on sweet cocaine				It feels so good
It feels so good
Gettin' off the poverty train
Mornin'...

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Written by: LAURA NYRO

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