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How Come
by Ray LaMontagne

People on the street now
Faces long and grim
Souls are feeling heavy
And faith is growing thin
Fears are getting stronger
You can Feel them on the rise
Hopelessness got some by the throat you can see it in their eyes
I said how come
How come
Everybody on a shoestring
Everybody in a hole
Everybody crossing their fingers and toes
Government man spin his politics till he got you pinned
Everybody trying to reach out to each other
But they don't know where to begin
I said how come
I can't tell
The free world
From living hell
I said how come
How come
All I see
Is a child of god
In misery
I said how come the pistol now as profit
The bullet some kind of lord and king
But pain is the only promise that this so called savior is going to bring
Love can be a liar
And justice can be a thief
And freedom can be an empty cup from which everybody want to drink
I said how come
I can't tell
The free world
From living hell
I said how come
How come
All I see
Is a child of god
In misery
I said how come
Its just man killing man
Killing man
Killing man
Killing man
Killing man
I don't understand
Its just man killing man

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: BRYAN A JOHNSON, DE SHAUN DUPREE HOLTON, DENAUN PORTER, DEWITT MOORE, MARSHALL MATHERS

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Alison Jepsen

Most relevant song in the world right now.

M Slater

I looked up these lyrics on genius. A protest song for real about the violence and how we are all inflicted. More like what the hell is going on?!?!

Lou Angelwolf

People on the street now
Faces long and grim
Souls are feeling heavy
And faith is growing thin

Fears are getting stronger
You feel them on the rise
Hopelessness got some by the throat
You can see it in their eyes

I said, "How come?
How come"

Everybody on a shoestring
Everybody in a hole
Everybody on a old jet plane
Crossing their fingers and toes

Government man spin his politics
Till they got you pinned
Everybody trying to reach out to each other
But they don't know where to begin

I said, "How come
I can't tell the free world from living hell?"
I said, "How come
How come all I see is a child of God in misery?"
I said, "How come?"

The pistol now as profit
The bullet some kind of Lord and King
But pain is the only promise
That this so called savior is going to bring

Love can be a liar
And justice can be a thief
And freedom can be an empty cup
From which everybody want to drink

I said, "How come
I can't tell the free world from living hell?"
I said, "How come
How come all I see is a child of God in misery?"
I said, "How come?"

It's just man killing man, killing man
Killing man, killing man, I don't understand it
It's just man killing man, killing man
Killing man, killing man, I don't understand it

It's just man killing man, killing man
Killing man, killing man, killing man
killing man, killing man, killing man
Killing man, I don't understand it
I don't understand it
I don't understand it
I don't understand it

How come?
I said, "How come?
How come?”
I said, "How come?"

Hope Springs

Thanks for lyrics. So relevant!

PittsburghAfterDark

Why does this remind me so much of what the Velvet Underground would be doing these days?

19 guys with cut boxers

@Andrew Loehr You're right. I mixed up the titles.

Andrew Loehr

@19 guys with cut boxers Really? I'd have guessed "Night Moves" as the riff is literally exactly the same (C-F-G-F)

19 guys with cut boxers

Should remind you of bob seger like a rock since they were riffing on that one day and decided to rewrite it. It cleared legal and they made money.

Sauce: guitar and law

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