“¡Let Freedom Ring!”

Barely Exist (LYRICS)

Well they said he was crazy

nobody ever said that much to him

so he thought it could be true

When he left his boy was eight years old

got a picture in his wallet, gonna show it to you

Now kids that age on the playground are cruel, son

don't let `em see you cry

You gotta be strong

But when you got asbestos

in your Kool Aid for breakfast

there's no good way to look alive

No good way at all

And when you barely exist

you're a long way from that

and you're a longer way from this

When you barely exist

who's gonna miss you when you're gone?

From a sandstorm in El Paso

out along the 10, to a mansion way up high

She's gonna teach your baby Spanish

rock her to sleep she will, hold her when she cries

Now that kid might grow up to play in the symphony

or be the next LeBron James

And that beats dying slowly in the heat

on a cattle farm, a face without a name

No two ways about it

And when you barely exist

you're a long way from that

and you're a longer way from this

When you barely exist

who's gonna miss you when you're gone?

Well a billion dollars is a lot of money

just to keep people out

What good's it ever done?

When you're following a light so bright

you've got to take it in

like taking air into your lungs

On the border towns of death

it's hard to live with a big move on your back

You pray for water on a moonless night

keep your head down, move for cover along the track

And when you barely exist

you're a long way from that

and you're a longer way from this

When you barely exist

who's gonna miss you when you're gone?

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