Ray Charles Lyrics

Oh, no, no, no
Well, I know

Yeah, my bills are all due and the baby needs shoes
But I'm busted
Cotton is down to a quarter a pound
But I'm busted right now
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 right now
Oh, yes, I am

Well, 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, I'll tell ya
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 myself"

Well, that's what he told me

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

Y'all know I'm broke
I ain't got no money
I'm talkin' 'bout empty pockets
Ah, forget it
Ah, to hell with it

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Written by: Harlan Howard

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Edmond Sinani

I was 11 years old when I heard Ray Charles for the first time in 1966, in Albania, one of the most orthodox comunist countries in Europe, where this music was banned, but I never stopped listening to him to this day. He was, is and will be my genius favorite singer… R. I. P. Ray Charles!

Adrian Dizdari

une e kam patur fatin ta shof ketu ne New York ne Radio City. ngelet nje legjende . R.I.P. Ray Charles

Edmond Sinani

@Zach Gates I used to hear him on radio Luxembourg, Rai uno, due, radio Prague, but not on bbc! It was far away, and we heard only bbc world service short waves!

Zach Gates

Did you hear him on the BBC or was Hoxha a fan?

Juan Pablo Bentancor

The most beautiful voice🎼🙌🏻

Zombie Dodge

I knew this as a John Conlee song, and his version is good, but this is on another level. As you'd expect from Ray.

Naiara Oliveira

Grande Ray.Brasil here💗💗💗💗

pierrealain varreon

a great great really great one from Great Ray Charles, and what a back up band beside; Pure genius

Connie Boyer

I listened to him from a very early age, maybe 6, because my mom loved him and had all of his records.
When I was 13 we , along with my dad and sister, saw him perform on Johnny Cashes show. Great memories!

Olle Wiberg

The original version by Ray Charles of Busted was Done 1963 as first track of the album Ingredients in a recipe for soul, one of Rays best and most soulful albums. The version from 1963 is clearly the best, one of Rays most important songs, and with his Voice in great form. Hard to understand this trixing with this song on an otherwise great anthology, True Genius.

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