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Tent City

too cold for rainbows, too cold for sun
too cold for downpours but we gonna get one
better run for cover, rally ‘round that flag
ain’t got a rain coat, I got a plastic bag
come sit by the fire it’ll do you some good
gonna keep it goin’ long as we got fire wood

too cold to sit down, too cold to stand
too cold to say hello but I can shake your hand
this is where we live now, so come on in
as long as you’re not lookin’ for trouble you’re welcome friend
bring a sleepin’ bag over, batten it down
try to keep it level so you don’t roll out on the ground

CHROUS
livin’ in America in tent city
livin’ in America in tent city
livin’ in America in tent city
livin’ in America in tent city

too cold for livin’ in tents, too cold to camp
try to stay dry, everything gets damp
too cold to be outside, well you can tell that to the cops
ain’t no other place to go and the weather won’t stop
take a letter to the mayor, deliver it for me
tell him we’d all like to see him down here keepin’ good company

yeah it’s too cold, but what you gonna do
you gotta live somewhere and you know it’s true
can’t pay the mortgage, can’t afford the rent
after food and bus fare my money’s just about all spent
take a message to the man, whisper it in his ear
tell him until we see some changes we’re gonna stay right here

CHROUS
livin’ in America in tent city
livin’ in America in tent city
livin’ in America in tent city
livin’ in America in tent city