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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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!

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🎼🙌🏻

Naiara Oliveira

Grande Ray.Brasil here💗💗💗💗

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.

Dalton Sumner

Thank God for Ray charles!! AMEN

Olle Wiberg

The original version of Busted from 1963 is not the one in True Genius. Its a pity since all the other tracks are the original ones. Busted is the single hit picked from the great album ”Ingredients in a Recipe for soul”. I think it is one of the great Numbers by Ray Charles from that period, the first half of the sixties.

Cole Parker

This how I feel now.

Miriam Metzinger

This song takes the pain out of being broke

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