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Busted
Ray Charles Lyrics


My bills are all due and the baby needs shoes and I'm busted
Cotton is down to a quarter a pound, but I'm busted
I got a cow that went dry and a hen that won't lay
A big stack of bills that gets bigger each day
The county's gonna haul my belongings away cause I'm busted.

I went to my brother to ask for a loan cause I was busted
I hate to beg like a dog without his bone, but I'm busted
My brother said there ain't a thing I can do,
My wife and my kids are all down with the flu,
And I was just thinking about calling on you 'cause I'm busted.

Well, I am no thief, but a man can go wrong when he's busted
The food that we canned last summer is gone and I'm busted
The fields are all bare and the cotton won't grow,
Me and my family got to pack up and go,
But I'll make a living, just where I don't know cause I'm busted.

I'm broke, no bread, I mean like nothing,
 
 
 

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Forrest George

My bills are all due and the baby needs shoes and I'm busted 
Cotton is down to a quarter a pound, but I'm busted 
I got a cow that went dry and a hen that won't lay 
A big stack of bills that gets bigger each day 
The county's gonna haul my belongings away cause I'm busted. 

I went to my brother to ask for a loan cause I was busted 
I hate to beg like a dog without his bone, but I'm busted 
My brother said there ain't a thing I can do, 
My wife and my kids are all down with the flu, 
And I was just thinking about calling on you 'cause I'm busted. 

Well, I am no thief, but a man can go wrong when he's busted 
The food that we canned last summer is gone and I'm busted 
The fields are all bare and the cotton won't grow, 
Me and my family got to pack up and go, 
But I'll make a living, just where I don't know cause I'm busted. 

I'm broke, no bread, I mean like nothing, It's over



Colin Chester

My bills are all due and the baby needs shoes and I'm busted 
Cotton is down to a quarter a pound, but I'm busted 
I got a cow that went dry and a hen that won't lay 
A big stack of bills that gets bigger each day 
The county's gonna haul my belongings away cause I'm busted.

I went to my brother to ask for a loan cause I was busted 
I hate to beg like a dog without his bone, but I'm busted 
My brother said there ain't a thing I can do, 
My wife and my kids are all down with the flu, 
And I was just thinking about calling on you 'cause I'm busted.

Well, I am no thief, but a man can go wrong when he's busted 
The food that we canned last summer is gone and I'm busted 
The fields are all bare and the cotton won't grow, 
Me and my family got to pack up and go, 
But I'll make a living, just where I don't know cause I'm busted.

I'm broke, no bread, I mean like nothing, 
  
  
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Lengo67

This song was written by a Mr. Harlan Howard in 1962. Both Ray Charles and Johnny Cash recorded this in '63. Ray's single peaked at #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 in October of '63. Cash's and other artists who tried this one have all failed. This one is OWNED by Ray Charles! His genius shines in this!

Brett Welch

Andre Williams

lastknowngood0

Cant get blood from a rock! Lets roll yaal!

John Crawford

Your opinion....mine is Cash by far own’s it. Jc

McGrumpus

Agreed! I remember it well, and loved Ray's release. Nobody put the feeling into it he did! He makes ya think he's really about to cry about it all. Oh the SHAME of being BUSTED !! (my daddy used to sing along sometimes. He wasn't smiling though)

Alex Stockwell

Well, there's also Svengoolie's version.

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AmericanIsraeliJew

This is the song I should play as I leave the casino.

Dwight Love

@Cameron Sweeney Because when you leave a casino you are dead broke!!!!!!!!

Dwight Love

AmericanIsraeliJew This should be the national anthem for anyone who enters a casino.

paskuniag

First heard this on the radio in 1963. Soul and country all rolled into one.

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