Paul Reisler

Paul Reisler

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marsyandi

Written By: Paul Reisler

instrumental

Beneath the Bridge

Written By: Paul Reisler & Tom Paxton

Everything I own is in this shopping cart
That’s from the A & P.
They won’t let it in the shelter,
So, it’s here BENEATH THE BRIDGE for me.
God knows, I’d prefer more cover
Than I’m getting from this packing box.
Sure, it keeps the rain off,
But there’s times down here you wish it had locks.

Here BENEATH THE BRIDGE tonight
your dreams aren’t of the future, Just the past.
Trying to find the one mistake,
The turning in the road that brought you here.
Down here, you don’t trust the mind God gave you—
Down here, You can feel it slipping fast.
Your lies are all about the past—
The future’s clear.
Down here, BENEATH THE BRIDGE

Hunger drives me out to work the alleys,
Hoping for some day-old bread.
Someone called me “dumpster diver”—
I wouldn't mind if that was all he'd said.
Time was, all I knew of hunger
Was, I thought you called it “appetite.”
If you’re wondering what feels like,
Ask around BENEATH THE BRIDGE tonight.

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I’ve been wondering where they hid this crack
That they keep saying I fell through.
Kids come down from City Hall
With promises that they believe are true.
God knows these kids mean well,
But they haven’t got a clue
So we take their random handouts
Hey, it’s the Christian thing to do.

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