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I Owe You

I owe You, I know I owe You
To make your days complete,
But havin' no money, nothin' to show
For all I do in the places I go
But sloping shoulders, shuffling feet,
I don't remember a person I meet...

And I know you've been cryin', I've been cryin' too,
Cryin' my heart, cryin' my liver,
Cryin' a dream I drowned a river,
So cold a thought it'd make you shiver,
Having the package and not deliver...

O and freedom, O what of freedom?
Hangin' o'er our bed,
Once suspended words are said
What was a chain becomes a thread,
O let it fall and then we'll see,
If I owe you then who owes me?

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