Fixing America In 500 Words Or Less


Chapter 4

TEARDROPS OF BLOOD
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                                    Leroy lives in a cardboard box
                                    Down by the mission bell
                                    Where saints refuse to go
                                    And the sinners wish him well
                                    Forced to carry his own cross
                                    While we drive nails in his coffin
                                    You might say it is routine
                                    It happens far to often

                                    A decorated soldier
                                    Veteran of the war
                                    Who would've thought that he would be
                                    Among the sick and poor?
                                    The preacher-man wags his head
                                    While the rich man turns away
                                    His mother looks on weeping
                                    Teardrops of blood are falling

                                    Jesus sang a Samaritan song
                                    Down by the mission bell
                                    Where saints refused to go
                                    And the sinners wished him well
                                    Forced to carry his own cross
                                    While we drove nails in his coffin
                                    You might say it was routine
                                    It happened far to often

                                    A decorated soldier
                                    Veteran of the war
                                    Who would've thought that he would be
                                    Among the sick and poor?
                                    The preacher-man wagged his head
                                    While the rich man turned away
                                    His mother looked on weeping
                                    Teardrops of blood were falling

                                    Leroy lives in a cardboard box
                                    Down by the mission bell
                                    Where saints refuse to go
                                    And the sinners wish him well
                                    Seems no one down here gives a damn
                                    Though the stone's been rolled away
                                    Our father looks on weeping
                                    Teardrops of blood are falling



NOTES:

1. Inspired by "Tramp On The Street" by Grady & Hazel Cole and "Greenwood" by Peter Yarrow, as performed by Peter, Paul & Mary.

2. "Look, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom:  She and her daughter had pride, fullness of food and abundance of idleness; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy."  --Ezekiel 16:49

3. According to Jesus, God will judge the United States and all other nations by how they treat the sick and poor Matthew 25:31-46.

4. HOMELESS STATISTICS AND INFORMATION.





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